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Bill Detail: SB22-179

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Title Deter Tampering Motor Vehicle Emission Control System
Status Governor Signed (06/08/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Public Health
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors S. Lontine (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Liston (R)
J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/25/2022
Summary

Section 5 of the bill prohibits a person, on or after March 1, 2023,
from tampering with a motor vehicle's emission control system,
conveying or offering to convey a motor vehicle with an emission control
system that has been tampered with, or operating a motor vehicle with an
emission control system that has been tampered with (anti-tampering
provisions).

Section 5 also:
  • Provides a safe harbor from enforcement of the
anti-tampering provisions for a period up to one year for a
person that self-reports noncompliance with the
anti-tampering provisions;
  • Authorizes the air quality control commission to adopt
rules as necessary to implement the anti-tampering
provisions;
  • Exempts motorcycles from the anti-tampering provisions;
and
  • Requires the department of public health and environment,
on or before January 1, 2024, and on or before January 1 of
each year thereafter, to report to the committees that hear
energy matters a summary of the complaints filed,
enforcement actions taken, and penalties assessed for
violations of the anti-tampering provisions.
Section 1 authorizes the attorney general to bring a civil action to
enforce the anti-tampering provisions, and sections 3 and 4 establish
penalties for the anti-tampering provisions. Section 3 requires penalties
collected to be credited to the catalytic converter identification and theft
prevention grant program cash fund (fund), which fund is created in
section 2 and is to be used for the catalytic converter identification and
theft prevention grant program created in House Bill 22-1217, if that bill
becomes law. Sections 2 and 3 take effect only if House Bill 22-1217
becomes law. Alternatively, if House Bill 22-1217 does not become law,
section 4 requires penalties collected to be credited to the AIR account in
the highway users tax fund for the administration of the automobile
inspection and readjustment program. Section 4 takes effect only if
House Bill 22-1217 does not become law.
Section 6 makes nonsubstantive changes to the definition of
motor vehicle.
Section 7 extends the period during which a motor vehicle dealer
remains liable to a consumer for a recently purchased motor vehicle's
compliance with emissions standards from 3 business days after purchase
to 7 business days after purchase.
Section 8 authorizes the department of revenue to deny, suspend,
or revoke a motor vehicle dealer's, wholesale motor vehicle auction
dealer's, wholesaler's, buyer agent's, or used motor vehicle dealer's license
for selling to a retail customer a motor vehicle that is not equipped with
a properly functioning emission control system.

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