SB42

SB 42 Air pollution: vehicles: inspection and maintena

BILL NUMBER: SB 42 CHAPTERED 10/09/97

CHAPTER 801

FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 9, 1997
APPROVED BY GOVERNOR OCTOBER 8, 1997
PASSED THE SENATE SEPTEMBER 11, 1997
PASSED THE ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 9, 1997
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 5, 1997
AMENDED IN SENATE FEBRUARY 13, 1997

INTRODUCED BY Senator Kopp (Coauthors: Senators Knight and Mountjoy) (Coauthor: Assembly Member Cunneen)

DECEMBER 2, 1996

An act to amend Section 44011 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 4000.1 of the Vehicle Code, relating to air pollution.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

SB 42, Kopp. Air pollution: vehicles: inspection and maintenance.

Existing law exempts any motor vehicle manufactured prior to the 1966 model-year from provisions requiring vehicles powered by internal combustion engines in certain areas of the state to obtain a smog check certificate of compliance or noncompliance biennially, upon transfer of ownership, or upon registration of a vehicle previously registered outside the state.

This bill would, instead, exempt from those requirements any motor vehicle manufactured prior to the 1974 model-year or, beginning January 1, 2003, that is 30 or more model-years old.

SECTION 1. Section 44011 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

44011. (a) All motor vehicles powered by internal combustion engines which are registered within an area designated for program coverage shall be required biennially to obtain a certificate of compliance or noncompliance, except for all of the following:

(1) Every motorcycle, and every diesel-powered vehicle, until the department, pursuant to Section 44012, implements test procedures applicable to motorcycles or to diesel-powered vehicles, or both.

(2) Any motor vehicle which has been issued a certificate of compliance or noncompliance or an emission cost waiver upon a change of ownership or initial registration in this state during the preceding six months, or which has been issued a certificate of exemption pursuant to Section 4000.6 or 4000.7 of the Vehicle Code.

(3) Prior to January 1, 2003, any motor vehicle manufactured prior to the 1974 model-year.

(4) Beginning January 1, 2003, any motor vehicle that is 30 or more model-years old.

(5) Any other motor vehicle that the department determines would present prohibitive inspection or repair problems.

(6) Any vehicle registered to the owner of a fleet licensed pursuant to Section 44020 if the vehicle is garaged exclusively outside the area included in program coverage, and is not primarily operated inside the area included in program coverage.

(b) Vehicles designated for program coverage in enhanced areas shall be required to obtain inspections from appropriate smog check stations operating in enhanced areas.

SEC. 2. Section 4000.1 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

4000.1. (a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (b), (c), or (d) of this section, or subdivision (b) of Section 43654 of the Health and Safety Code, the department shall require upon initial registration, and upon transfer of ownership and registration, of any motor vehicle subject to Part 5 (commencing with Section 43000) of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code, and upon registration of a motor vehicle previously registered outside this state which is subject to those provisions of the Health and Safety Code, a valid certificate of compliance or a certificate of noncompliance, as appropriate, issued in accordance with Section 44015 of the Health and Safety Code.

(b) With respect to new vehicles certified pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 43100) of Part 5 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code, the department shall accept a statement completed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 24007 in lieu of the certificate of compliance.

(c) For purposes of determining the validity of a certificate of compliance or noncompliance submitted in compliance with the requirements of this section, the definitions of new and used motor vehicle contained in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 39010) of Part 1 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code shall control.

(d) Subdivision (a) does not apply to a transfer of ownership and registration under any of the following circumstances:

(1) In any district in which biennial certification is required and a valid certificate was issued in connection with the most recent renewal of registration of the vehicle, and the transfer occurred not more than 60 days following the date by which that renewal of registration was required.

(2) The transferor is either the parent, grandparent, sibling, child, grandchild, or spouse of the transferee.

(3) A vehicle registered to a sole proprietorship is transferred to the proprietor as owner.

(4) The transfer is between companies whose principal business is leasing vehicles, if there is no change in the lessee or operator of the vehicle or between the lessor and the person who has been, for at least one year, the lessee's operator of the vehicle.

(5) The transfer is between the lessor and lessee of the vehicle, if there is no change in the lessee or operator of the vehicle.

(6) Prior to January 1, 2003, the motor vehicle was manufactured prior to the 1974 model-year.

(7) Beginning January 1, 2003, the motor vehicle is 30 or more model-years old.

(e) The State Air Resources Board, under Part 5 (commencing with Section 43000) of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code, may exempt designated classifications of motor vehicles from subdivision (a) as it deems necessary, and shall notify the department of that action.

(f) Subdivision (a) does not apply to a motor vehicle when an additional individual is added as a registered owner of the vehicle.


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