Motor vehicle emissions inspections; privatizes services now provided by DEQ, etc. (HB1072)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emissions inspections.  Privatizes services now provided by the Department of Environmental Quality related to vehicle emissions inspections. The bill also updates authorized testing equipment, allows use of wireless systems to increase convenience, and replaces program validation required by the Clean Air Act with randomly assigned free emissions tests performed when vehicles undergo state safety inspection. Savings generated are dedicated to transportation maintenance projects. The bill removes language related to emissions testing in the Richmond area and establishes an enhanced emissions inspection program for areas other than Northern Virginia. Surplus funds from the program are dedicated to transportation maintenance in those localities required to have basic emissions inspections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101362D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/24/2012Assigned Transportation sub: Special Subcommittee
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Transportation

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB502.


Greg Mathieson writes:

First off I have a car that I purchased some 21 years ago, a 1990 Jaguar. It's still required to have an emissions inspection, yet they don't make parts for the emission system anymore, not even after market parts. Why can't we lower the 25 year cut off to something more reasonable, like 20 years. And the other issue, is why does DMV print out a 7.5 inch x 4 inch car registration card. Ever try and fit it into you wallet. Doesn't happen. If they can print out a license, why not print out a registration.