Pennsylvania Emissions Bills Die as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation (H.B. 1573) to extend the emissions inspection exemption to vehicles never before registered in the state or any other jurisdiction for five years from the model year in which the vehicle was manufactured died when the legislature adjourned for 2014.    Current law only exempts new vehicles that have less than 5,000 miles on their odometer for one year after their first registration.  A bill (H.B. 1333) to extend the emissions exemption for the first 10 years also died.

In addition, a bill (H.B. 985) to exempt from emissions inspections those vehicles registered in fifth class counties with a population of less than 116,500 residents was not considered before the legislature adjourned.   The bill would have only impacted vehicle owners in Lycoming County.  All other similarly populated counties are already exempt.

Thank you to all who participated in supporting these bills.

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