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    • Bill to repeal California 2018 Exhaust Noise Law Passes Legislature - Fix-it tickets reinstated

      Remember the utterly absurd California exhaust noise law (A.B. 1824) that would allow law enforcement to fine you $1000 for an exhaust deemed too loud? Motorists would receive an instant fine rather than a 'fix-it' ticket to address the issue.


      Obviously this was a money grab and obviously it would target automotive enthusiasts without even giving them a chance to correct any violation. You could go and seek a certificate of compliance from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair but most people were not aware this was an option and would likely be stuck with the fine.

      The whole thing was a big mess and thankfully it is now over:

      Quote Originally Posted by SEMA
      Thanks to the efforts of Assembly Members Tim Grayson, Tasha Boerner-Horvath, Phil Ting, Phil Chen, Senator Holly Mitchell, and enthusiasts throughout California, state lawmakers have approved SEMA-supported legislation (SB 112) that restores “fix-it” tickets for cars suspected of violating the state’s exhaust noise limit. Once signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom, SB 112 will take effect immediately.

      SB 112, a budget implementation (trailer) bill, includes text drawn from SEMA-sponsored AB 390, which was authored by Assembly Members Grayson and Jim Frazier in early 2019. Under normal legislative procedure, AB 390 would not have been implemented until January 2020.

      “SEMA thanks Assembly Members Grayson, Boerner-Horvath, Ting, and Chen, and Senator Mitchell for their tireless work on behalf of the over 1,700 member companies based in the Golden State,” said Daniel Ingber, SEMA’s Vice President for Legal and Government Affairs. “Thanks to their efforts, enthusiasts in California will continue to be afforded due process under the law.”

      SB 112 removes cars from the impact of AB 1824, which was signed into in June of 2018. AB 1824 amended how California law enforcement officials issued citations for suspected exhaust noise violations by eliminating the ability to issue fix-it tickets, which allowed for 30-days to correct a violation. Instead, motorists received an immediate fine. The bill generated significant concern within the specialty automotive aftermarket industry and enthusiast community. Once signed into law by Gov. Newsom, SB 112 will again allow law enforcement to issue fix-it tickets.

      Since 2003, exhaust systems installed on motor vehicles in California with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of less than 6,000 pounds, other than motorcycles, may not exceed a sound level of 95-decibels when tested under a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) procedure. SB 112 does not change this.
      A victory for car enthusiasts in California? How about that...

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      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        Glad to hear you Cali guys aren’t getting totally screwed on this one! Now maybe you can get San Francisco to clean all the dookie off of the sidewalks.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
        Now maybe you can get San Francisco to clean all the dookie off of the sidewalks.
        I don't think they will learn until the city is literally covered in $#@!.