El Dorado Early Ford V8 Car Club

Proposed 2019 Legislation 

 

 

 

 

AB 210, as amended, Voepel. Smog check: exemption.
Existing law establishes a motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (smog check) program that is administered by the Department of Consumer Affairs. The smog check program requires inspection of motor vehicles upon initial registration, biennially upon renewal of registration, upon transfer of ownership, and in certain other circumstances. Existing law exempts specified vehicles from being inspected biennially upon renewal of registration, including, among others, all motor vehicles manufactured prior to the 1976  model-year.
This bill instead would exempt from the smog check program all motor vehicles manufactured prior to the 1983  model-year.

 

AB390 was introduced to rollback AB1824 to allowing law enforcement to issue a "fix-it ticket" as opposed to a $1000.00 fine.

 

Fines for loud mufflers: AB 1824, sponsored by the Assembly Committee on Budget. This law mandates a fine of up to $1000.00 for vehicles and motorcycles with “modified or excessively loud exhaust or muffler systems.” Previously, violators could avoid the fine if they corrected the problem. 

 

Although the above “loud muffler exhaust” law was originally introduced to curtail loud motorcycle muffler exhaust it was modified to include motor vehicle muffler exhaust including hot rods; street rods; muscle and classic cars. 

There is a petition to repeal this ridiculous law and get back to allowing anyone ticketed to get a “fix it ticket” that would allow for repairs to be made. The ACCC urges all car guys and gals to go to:

 

https://www.change.org/p/jay-obernolte-nullify-fines-for-loud-mufflersab-1824-in-california  and sign the petition!

 

 

 

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