new smog laws ????/Sema Smog exepmtion bill.

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    found this on YB and is from the autoshop instructor at rim of the world high school near lake arrowhead ...


     
  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Seems like they jack with the cut off point every 4-6 years. I have no idea if it's true, but it sure fits their pattern.
     
  3. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    would be nice if this is true then you can do whatever mods to a car up to 1981 and not worry about the smog program !!!
     
  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yeah, but remember they have done this before. Move the cut off up, and then a few years later back down again. :eek: :eek:
     
  5. SG71SS

    SG71SS Veteran Member

    Quick Google search shows this senate bill is real:

    http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/billtrack/text.html?bvid=20110SB122499INT

    Some of the text:

    INTRODUCED BY Senators La Malfa and Vargas

    FEBRUARY 23, 2012

    An act to amend Section 44011 of the Health and Safety Code,
    relating to vehicular air pollution.


    LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


    SB 1224, as introduced, La Malfa. Smog check: biennial inspection:
    exemption.
    Existing law establishes a motor vehicle inspection and
    maintenance (smog check) program, administered by the Department of
    Consumer Affairs. The smog check program requires inspection of motor
    vehicles upon initial registration, biennially upon renewal of
    registration, upon transfer of ownership, and in certain other
    circumstances. Existing law exempts specified vehicles from being
    inspected biennially upon renewal of registration, including, among
    others, all motor vehicles manufactured prior to the 1976 model-year.

    This bill instead would exempt all motor vehicles prior to the
    1981 model-year from being inspected biennially upon renewal of
    registration.
     
  6. Batman

    Batman Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm all for clean air, but if I don't have to deal with taking the car in for smog every 2 years I'm OK with that too! Besides, it's not like I drive it, right Dave? :D
     
  7. SG71SS

    SG71SS Veteran Member

    ^ Amen, plus there aren't that many pre 1981-ish cars out there. I drive 40 miles from Downey to Rancho Cucamonga to work and I'm always car watching on the 605/10 and RARELY see older cars. Just a sea of Imports like my two DD'ers.

    I wonder if La Malfa and Vargas are car guys??
     
  8. 3504SPD

    3504SPD Veteran Member

    That would be great. Then just move it up a year every year. That might be too simple though. I'm good for 2 more years though. Just got the 78Z smogged.
     
  9. flowjoe

    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    that's because it's the freeway Sal....most of the older cars I see (and I'm not talking about well maintained restorations or hot rods) are on surface streets doing the type of driving that pollutes more than freeway driving.
     
  10. flowjoe

    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Do you remember when it was a rolling 25 years old scale? Then it was a cutoff date...which moved up and down. Dave's pretty much called it I think. Doesn't really matter to me much though as most of mine are stock and all of them are older than '75....:crazy:;)
     

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