El Dorado Early Ford V8 Car Club

Current New Laws For 2019

 

 

 

 

Smog checks: AB 1274, sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach. This law expands the smog check exemption for vehicles up to eight years old. Previously, it only applied to vehicles up to six years old. However, owners of vehicles that are seven or eight years old will have to pay an annual $25 smog abatement fee. Owners of vehicles six years old or newer still pay the annual $20 fee.

 

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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