Tennessee Bill to Exempt Newer Cars From Emissions Inspection to be Considered by Senate on Jan. 12, 2016

 

DON’T DELAY!  Please request support for S.B. 777 immediately from the Tennessee Senate (Full List Below) by emailing now:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • S.B. 777 acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of the new vehicles targeted for this exemption.
     
  • S.B. 777 acknowledges that it is senseless to test newer vehicles, the results of which demonstrate no significant air quality benefits.   The idea behind exempting any class of vehicles is to reduce costs while not losing appreciable emission reductions.  This strategy builds support for emission inspection programs, but also directs finite resources to where they will be most valuable in cleaning the air.   
     
  • Tennessee already exempts pre-1975 vehicles from emissions testing.  The logic for this trend is clear; such vehicles do not contribute in significant ways to air quality problems.  This logic applies equally to newer cars.   

Overview: Legislation (S.B. 777) to extend the emissions inspection exemption for new cars has been sent to the floor of the Senate for a vote by all members.  Under the bill, all vehicles three years old and newer would be excused regardless of mileage.  Current law only exempts new motor vehicles being registered for the first time or one year from initial registration.  


 


Tennessee Senate

Senator Bailey  
sen.paul.bailey@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Beavers              
sen.mae.beavers@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Bell       
sen.mike.bell@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Briggs  
sen.richard.briggs@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Crowe 
sen.rusty.crowe@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Dickerson          
sen.steven.dickerson@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Gardenhire       
sen.todd.gardenhire@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Green 
sen.mark.green@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Gresham           
sen.dolores.gresham@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Haile    
sen.ferrell.haile@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Harper
sen.thelma.harper@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Harris  
sen.lee.harris@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Hensley              
sen.joey.hensley@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Jackson
sen.ed.jackson@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Johnson             
sen.jack.johnson@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Kelsey 
sen.brian.kelsey@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Kyle     
sen.sara.kyle@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Massey              
sen.becky.massey@capitol.tn.gov

Senator McNally              
sen.randy.mcnally@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Niceley               
sen.frank.niceley@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Norris  
sen.mark.norris@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Overbey            
sen.doug.overbey@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Roberts              
sen.kerry.roberts@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Southerland     
sen.steve.southerland@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Stevens              
sen.john.stevens@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Tate     
sen.reginald.tate@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Tracy   
sen.jim.tracy@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Watson              
sen.bo.watson@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Yager   
sen.ken.yager@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Yarbro 
sen.jeff.yarbro@capitol.tn.gov

 

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