Reduce the Cost of Automobile Repairs by Eliminating the Aftermarket Catalytic Converter Requirement

Last updated: Apr 27, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Auto Service Related
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Jeff Hanley, House 87
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 221




This bill amends the Board of Environmental Protection's authority to adopt and enforce new motor vehicle emission standards by prohibiting the adoption of standards requiring that new aftermarket catalytic converters sold or installed in the State be certified to any standards adopted by the State of California or the California Air Resources Board. The bill also requires the Department of Environmental Protection, as soon as practicable, to amend its rule Chapter 127 relating to new motor vehicle emission standards in accordance with this statutory prohibition.