URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Tennessee Bill to Exempt Newer Cars From Emissions Inspection to be Considered by Subcommittee on Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Legislation (H.B. 721) has been introduced in the Tennessee Legislature to extend the emissions inspection exemption for new cars. Under the bill, vehicles that are three years old and newer and that have an odometer reading of less than 36,000 miles would be excused from the emissions test. Current law only exempts new motor vehicles being registered for the first time or one year from initial registration. The bill will be considered by the Tennessee House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Please Contact House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee Members (Contact InformationBelow) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 721.
- H.B. 721 acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of the new vehicles targeted for this exemption.
- H.B. 721 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.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee immediately to request their support for H.B. 721.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Tennessee House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
To e-mail all Subcommittee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
Representative Ron Lollar (Chair)
Phone: (615) 741-7084
Representative G.A. Hardaway
Phone: (615) 741-5625
Representative Curtis Halford
Phone: (615) 741-7478
Representative Andy Holt
Phone: (615) 741-7847
Representative Jay Reedy
Phone: (615) 741-7098
Representative Johnny Shaw
Phone: (615) 741-4538