New Hampshire Introduces Legislation to Exempt Older/Historically Significant Cars From Emissions Test Requirements

 

Legislation (H.B. 542) to exempt vehicles 10 or more model years old from emissions test requirements was introduced in the New Hampshire House.  Under current law, only vehicles 20 or more years old are exempt.  The bill would also exempt a vehicle for an indication of failure if the owner verifies that he or she has spent $100 or more unsuccessfully attempting to repair the cause of the failure and the vehicle passes all other inspection requirements.  Separate legislation (H.B. 351) to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles, as determined by the state, from emissions control requirements was also introduced.  Both bills will be considered by the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. 

We Urge You to Contact All Members of the House Transportation Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately To Request Their Support for H.B. 542 and H.B. 351

  • H.B. 542/H.B. 351 recognize the minimal impact of older and collectible vehicles on emissions and air quality.
     
  • H.B. 542/H.B. 351 acknowledge that older and collectible vehicles constitute a small portion of the overall vehicle population and are a poor source from which to look for emissions reduction. 
     
  • H.B. 542/H.B. 351 endorse the fact that older and collectible vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven. 

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the New Hampshire House Transportation Committee immediately to request their support for H.B. 542 and H.B. 351.   

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

New Hampshire House Transportation Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
 
 
Representative Steven Smith (Chair)
Phone: (603) 826-5940
 
Representative Thomas Walsh (Vice-Chair)
Phone: (603) 623-4104
 
Representative Sherman Packard
Phone: (603) 432-3391
 
Representative Bruce Hodgdon
Phone: (603) 942-5264
 
Representative Russell Dumais
Phone: (603) 293-2014
 
Representative George Sykes
Phone: (603) 448-0319
 
Representative Gladys Johnsen
Phone: (603) 358-5164
 
Representative Michael Abbott
Phone: (603) 336-7090
 
Representative Brian Chirichiello
Phone: (603) 432-0799
 
Representative Larry Gagne
Phone: (603) 625-9692
 
Representative Werner Horn
Phone: (603) 470-9667
 
Representative Michael O'Brien, Sr.
Phone: (603) 888-8051
 
Representative Dick Patten
Phone: (603) 228-1803
 
Representative Alan Cohen
Phone: (603) 889-0965
 
Representative Karel Crawford
Phone: (603) 253-7857
 
Representative G. Thomas Cardon
Phone: (607) 437-4847
 
Representative Chris True
Phone: (603) 887-2793
 
Representative Timothy Soucy
Phone: (603) 305-5012
 
Representative Pamela Brown
Phone: (603) 930-6999
 

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