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Thread: California Assebly Bill 2010 (AB-210 Smog Check Exemption)

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    California Assebly Bill 2010 (AB-210 Smog Check Exemption)

    ATTENTION ALL CA OWNERS!!!!!

    You may have seen this news floating around FaceBook, but all CA owners need to look into this new Smog law. It revises the existing law to now except cars manufactured before 1983. On the surface that mean all 1981 and 1892 cars. I guess 1983 cars are in limbo since technically they were manufactured in 1982. Please find and write your Assemblyman to voice your support for the new law.

    Assembly Member list:
    https://www.assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers

    Bill Text:
    http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fa...201920200AB210
    Chris Miles

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    1983 Grey Manual, VIN #16409, Fresno, California

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    The next stop for the bill is the Assembly Transportation Committee. They're the most important assembly members to contact. Their email addresses are:

    Code:
    Assemblymember.frazier@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.fong@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.berman@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.bigelow@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.chu@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.cunningham@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.daly@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.diep@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.friedman@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.gipson@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.grayson@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.medina@assembly.ca.gov,
    Assemblymember.nazarian@assembly.ca.gov
    Remember, a lot of them are probably Back to the Future fans and have that nostalgic love of DeLoreans that we have. When you email them, include a photo of your car or a favorite photo from a club event. Let 'em see the cars that we're trying to keep on the road.
    Christian Williams, Bay Area
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    Thanks for posting. In my area, most smog testers have switched to OBDII equipment, which is incompatible with DMC's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDMC12 View Post
    Thanks for posting. In my area, most smog testers have switched to OBDII equipment, which is incompatible with DMC's.
    Eventually there won't be enough smog shops willing to test old cars. The eqpipment is expensive, and if they don't get enough business with the old cars it's not worth the bother. There is just not enough cars from the 80's on the road to justify the old style smog equipment costs.
    Chris Miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    Eventually there won't be enough smog shops willing to test old cars. The eqpipment is expensive, and if they don't get enough business with the old cars it's not worth the bother. There is just not enough cars from the 80's on the road to justify the old style smog equipment costs.
    My last smog took like two weeks since they had to keep fixing the old broken smog machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    Eventually there won't be enough smog shops willing to test old cars. The eqpipment is expensive, and if they don't get enough business with the old cars it's not worth the bother. There is just not enough cars from the 80's on the road to justify the old style smog equipment costs.
    Thanks for that post. Will get in touch with those folks this week.

    Very timely. Ours is due for its biannual test this June. Which it always passes.
    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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    The Bill Text web link has a tab saying the bill could be read into the committee on Feb. 14, its 31st day in print.

    If it comes up on their agenda that soon then there's no time to lose.

    My local assembly member is on the Transportation Committee so I messaged him first. Thanks for that list!

    Only 12 more members to go.
    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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