Call Now: California Bill To Repeal 2018 Exhaust Noise Law Still Pending; Voice Your Support!

DON’T DELAY!  Please call the Speaker of the Assembly the Honorable Anthony Rendon and ask him to help move AB 390 (Frazier) in the Appropriations Committee—ask others to follow suit by spreading the word.  As always, please present the hobby in a positive manner with your message:

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
(916) 319-2063

You may use the following points in your message:

  • AB 390 restores law enforcement’s discretion to issue “fix-it” tickets for exhaust noise violations and broken mufflers.
  • AB 390 does not change California’s 95-decibel exhaust noise limits for motor vehicles.
  • AB 390 restores clarity to the law for motorists and the companies that manufacture and install exhaust products.  
  • AB 390 recognizes that eliminating fix-it tickets for loud exhaust systems or broken mufflers is not in-line with recent legislative efforts to reduce the burden of traffic fines on low-income individuals. 

Overview: Legislation (AB 390) has been introduced in California to repeal the section of a 2018 law (AB 1824) that amended how state law enforcement officials issue citations for exhaust noise violations and broken mufflers. Under the current law, a vehicle cited for violating exhaust noise laws no longer receives what is known as a “fix-it” ticket. Instead, violations now result in an immediate fine. AB 390 would re-institute law enforcement’s discretion to issue “fix-it” tickets. The bill passed the Transportation Committee without opposition but still needs a hearing in the Appropriations Committee. It is critical that the Speaker weigh in if the bill is to move forward.

More information: Fact vs. Fiction: California’s New Exhaust Noise Law