Working with bill sponsor Representative Doug Geiss, the SEMA Action Network (SAN) has decided to abandon a plan to offer a compromise to exhaust noise legislation (H.B. 5726). The measure originally sought to prohibit motor vehicle repair facilities from modifying an exhaust system to “produce noise in excess of OEM stock decibel levels.” The bill carried a fine of $10,000 for each violation. The parties determined that there was insufficient time in the current legislative session to gain a consensus among industry and hobbyist stakeholders which would enable a compromise to be enacted into law. This action essentially kills the bill for 2014.
Thank you to those who participated in opposing H.B. 5726. Your voices were heard!