SB1218: Autocycles; exempted from motor vehicle emissions inspection program.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 46.2-1177 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the motor vehicle emissions inspection program.
[S 1218]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 46.2-1177 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-1177. Emissions inspection program.

The Director shall administer an emissions inspection program. Such program shall require biennial inspections of motor vehicles at official emissions inspection stations in accordance with this article and may require additional inspections of motor vehicles that have been shown by on-road testing to exceed emissions standards established by the Board.

The emissions inspections required in § 46.2-1178 shall not apply to any:

1. Vehicle powered by a clean special fuel as defined in § 46.2-749.3, provided provisions of the federal Clean Air Act permit such exemption for vehicles powered by a clean special fuel;

2. Motorcycle or autocycle, unless such autocycle has been emissions certified with an on-board diagnostic system by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;

3. Vehicle which, at the time of its manufacture was not designed to meet emissions standards set or approved by the federal government;

4. Antique motor vehicle as defined in § 46.2-100 and licensed pursuant to § 46.2-730;

5. Vehicle for which no testing standards have been adopted by the Board; or

6. (Contingent effective date) Vehicle manufactured for the current model year or any of the three immediately preceding model years unless identified by the remote sensing program as violating the emissions standards established for that program.


SENATE BILL NO. 1218
Senate Amendments in [ ] -- January 26, 2015
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-1177 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the motor vehicle emissions inspection program.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Reeves

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 46.2-1177 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-1177. Emissions inspection program.

The Director shall administer an emissions inspection program. Such program shall require biennial inspections of motor vehicles at official emissions inspection stations in accordance with this article and may require additional inspections of motor vehicles that have been shown by on-road testing to exceed emissions standards established by the Board.

The emissions inspections required in § 46.2-1178 shall not apply to any:

1. Vehicle powered by a clean special fuel as defined in § 46.2-749.3, provided provisions of the federal Clean Air Act permit such exemption for vehicles powered by a clean special fuel;

2. Motorcycle or autocycle  [ , unless such autocycle has been emissions certified with an on-board diagnostic system by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  ] ;

3. Vehicle which, at the time of its manufacture was not designed to meet emissions standards set or approved by the federal government;

4. Antique motor vehicle as defined in § 46.2-100 and licensed pursuant to § 46.2-730;

5. Vehicle for which no testing standards have been adopted by the Board; or

6. (Contingent effective date) Vehicle manufactured for the current model year or any of the three immediately preceding model years unless identified by the remote sensing program as violating the emissions standards established for that program.

SENATE BILL NO. 1218

Offered January 14, 2015
Prefiled January 14, 2015
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-1177 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the motor vehicle emissions inspection program.
Patron-- Reeves

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 46.2-1177 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-1177. Emissions inspection program.

The Director shall administer an emissions inspection program. Such program shall require biennial inspections of motor vehicles at official emissions inspection stations in accordance with this article and may require additional inspections of motor vehicles that have been shown by on-road testing to exceed emissions standards established by the Board.

The emissions inspections required in § 46.2-1178 shall not apply to any:

1. Vehicle powered by a clean special fuel as defined in § 46.2-749.3, provided provisions of the federal Clean Air Act permit such exemption for vehicles powered by a clean special fuel;

2. Motorcycle or autocycle;

3. Vehicle which, at the time of its manufacture was not designed to meet emissions standards set or approved by the federal government;

4. Antique motor vehicle as defined in § 46.2-100 and licensed pursuant to § 46.2-730;

5. Vehicle for which no testing standards have been adopted by the Board; or

6. (Contingent effective date) Vehicle manufactured for the current model year or any of the three immediately preceding model years unless identified by the remote sensing program as violating the emissions standards established for that program.