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If your in VA please take a minute to send an email to the people listed below..

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)

Legislation to Allow Reasonable Exhaust System Modifications

To Be Heard in Committee Tomorrow, Jan. 28

Legislation (H.B. 2895) that would allow Virginia’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket modified exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit under a fair and predictable test standard will be considered by Subcommittee 3 of the House Transportation Committee tomorrow, Jan. 28 at 7:00 a.m.

We Urge You to Contact Subcommittee Members (List Attached) Immediately

to Support H.B. 2895

· H.B. 2895 would remove subjective provisions in the law and force compliance with an objectively measured standard. Under the standard, exhaust noise could not exceed a sound reading of 95-decibels under a fair and predictable test (Society of Automotive Engineers J1169 - May 1998).

· H.B. 2895 would benefit consumers, the aftermarket industry and police officers who are charged with enforcing the law.

· H.B. 2895 would remedy the enforcement policy currently used by police officers in which nearly all exhaust systems not of a type installed as standard factory equipment are considered illegal - even where noise levels are not excessive or unusual. This policy leaves enthusiasts, exhaust system manufacturers and dealers without recourse.

· H.B. 2895 recognizes that aftermarket exhaust systems are designed to make vehicles run more efficiently without increasing emissions.

· H.B. 2895 recognizes that aftermarket exhaust systems offer increased durability and performance, which can make a vehicle safer by improving its ability to merge, pass, travel uphill, etc.

· H.B. 2895 challenges the erroneous assumption that enthusiasts who equip their vehicles with modified exhaust systems are involved in illegal street racing.

DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Virginia House Transportation Committee - Subcommittee 3 immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support of this bill.


Subcommittee 3 Members

Charles Carrico, Sr.

Phone: (804) 698-1005

Email: [email protected]

Mamye BaCote

Phone: (804) 698-1095

Email: [email protected]

Timothy Hugo

Phone: (804) 698-1040

Email: [email protected]

Joe May

Phone: (804) 698-1033

Email: [email protected]

G. Glenn Oder

Phone: (804) 698-1094

Email: [email protected]

Albert Pollard, Jr.

Phone: (804) 698-1099

Email: [email protected]

Jackie Stump

Phone: (804) 698-1003

Email: [email protected]
 

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According to a bill tracking site it was tabled in the Transportation Committee on 2/1/05.
 
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