California Driving Tax Bill AB616 Moves to Senate

A bill requiring annual smog inspections for vehicles over fifteen years old is moving onto the California state senate. AB616 also contains a provision for additional money generated by the previously bi-annual inspections to be deposited into an account. The funds in this account would then be used in part to scrap older cars. If these funds have anything to do with the voluntary accelerated vehicle retirement program then this bill is truly insidious. In essence California would be making citizens pay for pollution created by those who can purchase a pollution credit for each old car taken off the road. For more information on the bill and how to keep your classic rolling, head on over to the SEMA Action Network. [Urgent Legislative Alert via SEMA Action Network]