California Lawmakers Move Closer to Repealing New Exhaust Enforcement Rules

Mar 27, 2019

Legislation has been introduced in California to repeal the section of a 2018 law (Assembly Bill 1824) that amended how state law enforcement officials issue citations for exhaust noise violations and broken mufflers, according to SEMA Action Network.

Under current state law, a vehicle cited for violating exhaust noise laws in California no longer receives what is known as a fix-it ticket. Instead, violations now result in an immediate fine.

The new legislation-Assembly Bill 390-would re-institute law enforcement’s discretion to issue fix-it tickets. The bill passed the Transportation Committee without opposition and will now be considered by the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, according to SEMA, which testified as the bill sponsor at a March 25 hearing.