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PA Senate Approves Bills to Revise State Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

In May, we blogged about Pennsylvania Senate Bills 561 and 562, which would, respectively, exempt vehicles less than five years old from Pennsylvania’s vehicle emissions inspection requirement and exempt vehicles registered in Blair, Cambria, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, and Westmoreland Counties from such requirements altogether.

Although it appeared to us that Senate Bill 561 could be consistent with the Clean Air Act, Senate Bill 562 would seem to violate the Act.

We have an update: The full Senate late last month approved both bills, which have been transferred to the House of Representatives for its consideration.

We’ll continue to provide updates on these Bills as new developments occur.

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