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AB-2637 Air pollution: enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program: San Francisco Bay Area Basin.(2001-2002)

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Assembly Bill No. 2637
CHAPTER 1001

An act to amend Sections 40221.5, 44011, 44014.2, 44014.5, 44015, 44081, and 44091.1 of, and to add Section 44003.5 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to air pollution, and making an appropriation therefor.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 27, 2002. Approved by Governor  September 27, 2002. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2637, Cardoza. Air pollution: enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program: San Francisco Bay Area Basin.
(1) Existing law establishes the governing body of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and requires a city selection committee organized in each county within the district to either make the appointments to the board in some instances, or in other instances, submit recommendations for appointments to the board.
This bill would permit certain board members to designate a deputy to act on their behalf on the bay district board or any of its committees.
(2) Existing law establishes an enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program (Smog Check II), administered by the Department of Consumer Affairs, in which vehicles are tested and repaired by licensed smog check stations. Existing law prescribes the area of the state in which the program is to be implemented, requires vehicles subject to the program to have a biennial inspection, and requires the department to ensure reductions in emissions as required by federal law. Existing law authorizes the department to establish a network of privately operated test-only stations, and requires the department, if it increases the capacity of the program for testing at test-only stations, to afford stations that are licensed and certified, as specified, the opportunity to perform the required inspections.
This bill would establish an enhanced smog check program in the San Francisco Bay Area Basin. The bill would require the department to commence operation of that program in that basin after the department determines that an adequate number of test-only stations, test and repair stations, referee services, and other facilities and equipment necessary to provide reliable and convenient service to vehicle owners subject to the program exist in that basin. The bill would require the board to submit, by January 1, 2004, for peer review a specified study produced by the University of California at Riverside and commissioned by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and any other available scientifically credible evidence, to determine the impact of the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program on Contra Costa County and surrounding areas. The bill would require the board to suggest mitigation measures, as specified, to the Legislature and to the respective air quality districts, if the peer review concludes that the program in the urbanized areas of the San Francisco Bay Area Basin results in adverse ozone and other air quality impacts in Contra Costa County or parts of Solano, San Joaquin, Alameda, and Santa Clara Counties.
Existing law requires all motor vehicles powered by internal combustion engines that are registered within an area designated for program coverage to be required biennially to obtain a certificate of compliance or noncompliance, except for, among other vehicles, prior to January 1, 2003, any motor vehicle manufactured prior to the 1974 model-year and, on and after January 1, 2003, any motor vehicle that is 30 or more model-years old. Existing law authorizes the department, by regulation, to increase that exemption to include any motor vehicle up to 6 or less model-years old.
This bill would exempt from that biennial certification requirement any vehicle up to 6 model-years old, unless the State Air Resources Board finds that providing an exception for those vehicles will prohibit the state from meeting the requirements of the federal Clean Air Act. Since, under other statutes, a violation of these requirements would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
Existing law requires the department to develop a program for the voluntary certification of licensed smog check stations, or authorizes the department to accept a smog check certification program proposed by accredited industry representatives, known as a “gold shield” program, for the purposes of providing consumers, whose vehicles fail an emissions test at a test-only facility, an option of services at a single location to prevent the necessity for additional trips back to the test-only facility for vehicle certification.
This bill would require the department, as soon as is practicable, but not later than January 1, 2004, to adopt regulations that apply to all enhanced areas of the state, and permit any vehicle that fails a required smog test at a test-only facility or is identified as a gross polluter to be repaired, retested, and certified at such a “gold shield” facility.
Existing law authorizes the department to conduct a pilot program to allow vehicles initially identified as gross polluters to be repaired and issued a certificate of compliance by a licensed and certified smog check station.
This bill would require the department to implement that program on a permanent basis.
Existing law, until January 1, 2005, requires that, on or after July 1, 1998, in the event that the smog impact fee imposed for purposes of the program is ruled unconstitutional by an appellate court or the California Supreme Court, or if the state is in any manner prevented by either of these courts from imposing or collecting the fee, specified actions take place with respect to the imposition of motor vehicle fees.
This bill would extend the operative date of those provisions to January 1, 2010.
(3) This bill would only become operative if the petitioners in specified pending litigation are granted a motion to withdraw from the case, with prejudice, and the petitioners file a certified copy of that order with the Secretary of State. (4) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
(5) Existing law creates the Vehicle Inspection and Repair Fund in the State Treasury, and requires all fees and revenues derived pursuant to the motor vehicle inspection and automotive repair programs in the state to be deposited in the fund.
This bill would appropriate $5,000,000 from the fund to the department for distribution to the Bureau of Automotive Repair for costs associated with the implementation of the Smog Check II program in the San Francisco Bay Area Basin.
Appropriation: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 40221.5 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

40221.5.
 (a) The members of the bay district board shall be appointed as follows:
(1) For a county entitled to appoint one member of the bay district board, the board of supervisors shall appoint either a member of the board of supervisors or a person from a list submitted to the board of supervisors by the city selection committee of that county.
(2) For a county entitled to appoint two members of the bay district board, the city selection committee of that county shall appoint one member and the board of supervisors shall appoint the other member, which member may either be a member of the board of supervisors or a person on the list submitted to the board of supervisors by the city selection committee.
(3) For a county entitled to appoint three members of the bay district board, two members shall be appointed as provided in paragraph (2) and the third member shall be appointed by the board of supervisors and shall either be a member of the board of supervisors or a person on the list submitted to the board of supervisors by the city selection committee of that county.
(4) For a county entitled to appoint four members of the bay district board, the city selection committee of that county shall appoint two members and the board of supervisors shall appoint the other two members, either one or both of whom may be members of the board of supervisors or persons on the list submitted to the board of supervisors by the city selection committee.
(b) Any member of the bay district board appointed, and any person named on the list submitted to the board of supervisors by the city selection committee, shall be either a mayor or a city councilperson of a city in that portion of the county included within the district. The member appointed by a city selection committee pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) or Section 40212 may designate a deputy to act on his or her behalf on the bay district board or any of its committees. The board member shall be responsible for the acts of the deputy acting in his or her official capacity on the bay district board or any of its committees under this designation.

SEC. 2.

 Section 44003.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

44003.5.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program, including the provisions of the test-only program described in Section 44010.5, is established in the San Francisco Bay Area Basin, consistent with the requirements described in subdivision (b).
(b) The department shall commence operation of the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program in the urbanized areas of the San Francisco Bay Area Basin, including directing motor vehicles to test-only facilities, after the department determines that an adequate number of test-only stations, test and repair stations, referee services, and other facilities and equipment necessary to provide reliable and convenient service to vehicle owners subject to the program exist in that basin.
(c) Upon commencing operation of the enhanced program in those areas of the San Francisco Bay Area Basin subject to the requirements of the program, the bureau shall utilize emission standards for oxides of nitrogen, and percentages of vehicles directed to test-only stations similar to those utilized to begin the initial implementation of the program in other enhanced areas of the state. The department shall phase-in more stringent emission standards for oxides of nitrogen and direct higher percentages of vehicles to test-only stations, so that the fully implemented enhanced program in the San Francisco Bay area is consistent with the fully implemented enhanced program in other areas of the state.
(d) (1) On or before January 1, 2004, and concurrent with implementing subdivision (b), the board shall submit for peer review the study produced by the University of California at Riverside and commissioned by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and any other available scientifically credible evidence, to determine the impact of the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program on Contra Costa County and surrounding areas. If the peer review concludes that the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program in the urbanized areas of the San Francisco Bay Area Basin results in adverse ozone and other air quality impacts in Contra Costa County or parts of Solano, San Joaquin, Alameda, and Santa Clara Counties, the board, on or before January 1, 2004, shall suggest mitigation measures to the Legislature and to the respective air quality districts. These measures may include, but need not be limited to, a recommendation for additional funds to be made available for transit purposes and private passenger motor vehicle maintenance and repair purposes.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to seek implementation of those mitigation measures suggested under paragraph (1) that are found to be scientifically credible means to mitigate adverse ozone and other air quality impacts, are consistent with this section, and do not adversely impact downwind regions.
(e) Consistent with subdivision (b), it is the intent of the Legislature that the department commence operation of the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program in the urbanized areas of the San Francisco Bay Air Basin as expeditiously as possible in order to assist the San Francisco Bay Area and downwind air districts in meeting their federal air quality attainment requirements.

SEC. 3.

 Section 44011 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

44011.
 (a) All motor vehicles powered by internal combustion engines that are registered within an area designated for program coverage shall be required biennially to obtain a certificate of compliance or noncompliance, except for all of the following:
(1) Every motorcycle, and every diesel-powered vehicle, until the department, pursuant to Section 44012, implements test procedures applicable to motorcycles or to diesel-powered vehicles, or both.
(2) Any motor vehicle that has been issued a certificate of compliance or noncompliance or a repair cost waiver upon a change of ownership or initial registration in this state during the preceding six months.
(3) (A) Prior to January 1, 2003, any motor vehicle manufactured prior to the 1974 model-year.
(B) Beginning January 1, 2003, any motor vehicle that is 30 or more model-years old.
(4) (A) Any motor vehicle four or less model-years old.
(B) Beginning January 1, 2004, any motor vehicle up to six model-years old, unless the state board finds that providing an exception for these vehicles will prohibit the state from meeting the requirements of Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 7401 et seq.) or the state’s commitments with respect to the state implementation plan required by the Clean Air Act.
(C) Any motor vehicle excepted by this paragraph shall be subject to testing and to certification requirements as determined by the department, if any of the following apply:
(i) The department determines through remote sensing activities or other means that there is a substantial probability that the vehicle has a tampered emission control system or would fail for other cause a smog check test as specified in Section 44012.
(ii) The vehicle was previously registered outside this state and is undergoing initial registration in this state.
(iii) The vehicle is being registered as a specially constructed vehicle.
(iv) The vehicle has been selected for testing pursuant to Section 44014.7 or any other provision of this chapter authorizing out-of-cycle testing.
(5) In addition to the vehicles exempted pursuant to paragraph (4), any motor vehicle or class of motor vehicles exempted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 44024.5. It is the intent of the Legislature that the department, pursuant to the authority granted by this paragraph, exempt at least 15 percent of the lowest emitting motor vehicles from the biennial smog check inspection.
(6) Any motor vehicle that the department determines would present prohibitive inspection or repair problems.
(7) Any vehicle registered to the owner of a fleet licensed pursuant to Section 44020 if the vehicle is garaged exclusively outside the area included in program coverage, and is not primarily operated inside the area included in program coverage.
(b) Vehicles designated for program coverage in enhanced areas shall be required to obtain inspections from appropriate smog check stations operating in enhanced areas.

SEC. 4.

 Section 44014.2 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

44014.2.
 (a) The department shall develop a program for the voluntary certification of licensed smog check stations, or the department may accept a smog check station certification program proposed by accredited industry representatives. The certification program, which may be called a “gold shield” program, shall be for the purpose of providing consumers, whose vehicles fail an emissions test at a test-only facility, an option of services at a single location to prevent the necessity for additional trips back to the test-only facility for vehicle certification.
(b) As soon as is practicable, but not later than January 1, 2004, the department shall adopt regulations that apply to all enhanced areas of the state, including those areas subject to the enhanced program pursuant to Section 44003.5, that permit both of the following:
(1) Any vehicle that fails a required smog test at a test-only facility may be repaired, retested, and certified at a facility licensed pursuant to Section 44014, and certified pursuant to subdivision (a).
(2) Any vehicle that is identified as a gross polluter may be repaired, retested, and certified at a facility licensed pursuant to Section 44014, and certified pursuant to subdivision (a).

SEC. 5.

 Section 44014.5 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

44014.5.
 (a) The enhanced program shall provide for the testing and retesting of vehicles in accordance with Sections 44010.5 and 44014.2 and this section.
(b) The repair of vehicles at test-only facilities shall be prohibited, except that the minor repair of components damaged by station personnel during inspection at the station, any minor repair that is necessary for the safe operation of a vehicle while at a station, or other minor repairs, such as the reconnection of hoses or vacuum lines, may be undertaken at no charge to the vehicle owner or operator if authorized in advance in writing by the department.
(c) The department shall provide for the distribution to consumers by test-only facilities of a list, compiled by region, of smog check stations licensed to make repairs of vehicular emission control systems. A test-only facility may not refer a vehicle owner to any particular provider of vehicle repair services.
(d) The department shall establish standards for training, equipment, performance, or data collection for test-only facilities.
(e) The department shall prohibit test-only facilities from engaging in other business activities that represent a conflict of interest, as determined by the department.
(f) The test-only facility may charge a fee, established by the department, sufficient to cover the facility’s cost to perform the tests or services, including, but not limited to, referee services and the issuance of waivers and hardship extensions required by this chapter. In addition, the station shall charge and collect the certificate fee established pursuant to Section 44060. This subdivision shall apply only to facilities contracted for pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 44010.5.
(g) The department shall ensure that there is a sufficient number of test-only facilities to provide convenient testing for the following vehicles:
(1) All vehicles identified and confirmed as gross polluters pursuant to Section 44081 and Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code.
(2) (A) Vehicles initially identified as gross polluters by a smog check station licensed as a test-and-repair station may be issued a certificate of compliance by a test-only facility or by a licensed smog check station certified pursuant to Section 44014.2.
(B) For purposes of this section, the department shall implement a program that allows vehicles initially identified as gross polluters to be repaired and issued a certificate of compliance by a facility licensed and certified pursuant to Section 44014.2.
(3) All vehicles designated by the department pursuant to Sections 44014.7 and 44020.
(4) Vehicles issued an economic hardship extension in the previous biennial inspection of the vehicle.
(h) The department shall provide a sufficient number of test-only facilities authorized to perform referee functions to provide convenient testing for those vehicles that are required to report to, and receive a certificate of compliance from, a test-only facility by this chapter, including all of the following:
(1) All vehicles seeking to utilize state-operated financial assistance or inclusion in authorized scrap programs.
(2) All vehicles unable to obtain a certificate of compliance from a licensed smog check station pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 44015.
(3) Any other vehicles that may be designated by the department.
(i) Gross polluters shall be referred to a test-only facility, or a test-and-repair station that is both licensed and certified pursuant to Sections 44014 and 44014.2, for a postrepair inspection and retest pursuant to subdivision (g). Simply passing the emissions test shall not be a sufficient condition for receiving a certificate of compliance. A certificate of compliance shall only be issued to a vehicle that does not have any defects with its emission control system or any defects that could lead to damage of its emission control system, as provided in regulations adopted by the department.

SEC. 6.

 Section 44015 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

44015.
 (a) A licensed smog check station shall not issue a certificate of compliance, except as authorized by this chapter, to any vehicle that meets the following criteria:
(1) A vehicle that has been tampered with.
(2) A vehicle that, prior to repairs, has been initially identified by the smog check station as a gross polluter. Certification of a gross polluting vehicle shall be conducted by a designated test-only facility, or a test-and-repair station that is both licensed and certified pursuant to Sections 44014 and 44014.2.
(3) A vehicle described in subdivision (c).
(b) If a vehicle meets the requirements of Section 44012, a smog check station licensed to issue certificates shall issue a certificate of compliance or a certificate of noncompliance.
(c) (1) A repair cost waiver shall be issued, upon request of the vehicle owner, by an entity authorized to perform referee functions for a vehicle that has been properly tested but does not meet the applicable emission standards when it is determined that no adjustment or repair can be made that will reduce emissions from the inspected motor vehicle without exceeding the applicable repair cost limit established under Section 44017 and that every defect specified by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 43204, and by paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 43205, has been corrected. A repair cost waiver issued pursuant to this paragraph shall be accepted in lieu of a certificate of compliance for the purposes of compliance with Section 4000.3 of the Vehicle Code. No repair cost waiver shall exceed two years’ duration. No repair cost waiver shall be issued until the vehicle owner has expended an amount equal to the applicable repair cost limit specified in Section 44017.
(2) An economic hardship extension shall be issued, upon request of a qualified low-income motor vehicle owner, by an entity authorized to perform referee functions, for a motor vehicle that has been properly tested but does not meet the applicable emission standards when it is determined that no adjustment or repair can be made that will reduce emissions from the inspected motor vehicle without exceeding the applicable repair cost limit, as established pursuant to Section 44017.1, that every defect specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 43204, and in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 43205, has been corrected, that the low-income vehicle owner would suffer an economic hardship if the extension is not issued, and that all appropriate emissions-related repairs up to the amount of the applicable repair cost limit in Section 44017.1 have been performed.
(d) No repair cost waiver or economic hardship extension shall be issued under any of the following circumstances:
(1) If a motor vehicle was issued a repair cost waiver or economic hardship extension in the previous biennial inspection of that vehicle. A repair cost waiver or economic hardship extension may be issued to a motor vehicle owner only once for a particular motor vehicle belonging to that owner. However, a repair cost waiver or economic hardship extension may be issued for a motor vehicle that participated in a previous waiver or extension program prior to January 1, 1998, as determined by the department. For waivers or extensions issued in the program operative on or after January 1, 1998, a waiver or extension may be issued for a motor vehicle only once per owner.
(2) Upon initial registration of all of the following:
(A) A direct import motor vehicle.
(B) A motor vehicle previously registered outside this state.
(C) A dismantled motor vehicle pursuant to Section 11519 of the Vehicle Code.
(D) A motor vehicle that has had an engine change.
(E) An alternate fuel vehicle.
(F) A specially constructed vehicle.
(e) Except as provided in subdivision (f), a certificate of compliance or noncompliance shall be valid for 90 days.
(f) Except as provided in Sections 4000.1, 24007, 24007.5, and 24007.6 of the Vehicle Code, a licensed motor vehicle dealer shall be responsible for having a smog check inspection performed on, and a certificate of compliance or noncompliance issued for, every motor vehicle offered for retail sale. A certificate issued to a licensed motor vehicle dealer shall be valid for a two-year period, or until the vehicle is sold and registered to a retail buyer, whichever occurs first.
(g) A test may be made at any time within 90 days prior to the date otherwise required.

SEC. 7.

 Section 44081 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

44081.
 (a) (1) The department, in cooperation with the state board, shall institute procedures for auditing the emissions of vehicles while actually being driven on the streets and highways of the state. The department may undertake those procedures itself or seek a qualified vendor of these services. The primary object of the procedures shall be the detection of gross polluters. The procedures shall consist of techniques and technologies determined to be effective for that purpose by the department, including, but not limited to, remote sensing. The procedures may include pullovers for roadside emissions testing and inspection. The department shall consider the recommendations of the review committee based on the outcome of the pilot demonstration program conducted pursuant to Section 44081.6.
(2) The department may additionally use other methods to identify gross polluting vehicles for out-of-cycle testing and repair.
(b) The department shall, by regulation, establish a program for the out-of-cycle testing and repair of motor vehicles found, through roadside auditing, to be emitting at levels that exceed specified standards. The program shall include all of the following elements:
(1) Emission standards, and test and inspection procedures and regulations, adopted in coordination with the state board, applicable to vehicles tested during roadside auditing. Emission standards for issuance of a notice of noncompliance to a gross polluter shall be designed to maximize the identification of vehicles with substantial excess emissions.
(2) Procedures for issuing notices of noncompliance to owners of gross polluters, either at the time of the roadside audit, or subsequently by certified mail, or by obtaining a certificate of mailing as evidence of service, using technologies for recording license plate numbers. The notice of noncompliance shall provide that, unless the vehicle is brought to a designated test-only facility or a test-and-repair station that is both licensed and certified pursuant to Sections 44014 and 44014.2, for emissions testing within 30 days, the owner is required to pay an administrative fee of five hundred dollars ($500) to be collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles at the next annual registration renewal or the next change of ownership of the vehicle, whichever occurs first. Commencing on the 31st day after issuance of the notice of noncompliance, the fee shall accrue at the rate of five dollars ($5) per day up to the five hundred dollars ($500) maximum.
(3) Procedures for the testing of vehicles identified as gross polluters by a designated test-only facility, or a test-and-repair station that is both licensed and certified pursuant to Sections 44014 and 44014.2, to confirm that the vehicle exceeds the minimum emission standard for gross polluters set by the department.
(4) Procedures requiring owners of vehicles confirmed as gross polluters to have the vehicle repaired, resubmitted for testing, and obtain a certificate of compliance from a designated test-only facility, or a test-and-repair station that is both licensed and certified pursuant to Sections 44014 and 44014.2, or removed from service as attested by a certificate of nonoperation from the Department of Motor Vehicles within 30 days or be required to pay an administrative fee of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), to be collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles at the next annual registration renewal or the next change of ownership, whichever occurs first. Commencing on the 31st day after issuance of the notice of noncompliance, the fee shall accrue at the rate of five dollars ($5) per day up to the five hundred dollar ($500) maximum. The registration of a vehicle shall not be issued or renewed if that vehicle has been identified as a gross polluter and has not been issued a certificate of compliance. Except as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 9250.18 of the Vehicle Code, any revenues collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to this subdivision and Section 9250.18 of the Vehicle Code shall be deposited in the Vehicle Inspection and Repair Fund. If the ownership of the vehicle is transferred, the administrative fee provided for in this subdivision shall be waived if the vehicle is brought into compliance.
(5) A procedure for notifying the Department of Motor Vehicles of notices of noncompliance issued, so that the Department of Motor Vehicles may provide effective collection of the administrative fee. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall cooperate with, and implement the requirements of, the department in that regard.
(c) The department may adopt any other regulations necessary for the effective implementation of this section, as determined by the department.
(d) Upon the request of the department, the Department of the California Highway Patrol shall provide assistance in conducting roadside auditing, to consist of (1) the stopping of vehicles and traffic management, and (2) the issuance of notices of noncompliance to gross polluters. The department shall reimburse the Department of the California Highway Patrol for its costs of providing those services. The Department of Transportation and affected local agencies shall provide necessary assistance and cooperation to the department in the operation of the program.
(e) There shall be no repair cost limit imposed pursuant to Section 44017 for any repairs that are required to be made under the roadside auditing program, except as provided in Section 44017.
(f) This section does not apply to vehicles operating under a valid repair cost waiver or economic hardship extension issued pursuant to Section 44015.

SEC. 8.

 Section 44091.1 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

44091.1.
 On or after July 1, 1998, in the event that the smog impact fee imposed pursuant to Section 6262 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is ruled unconstitutional by an appellate court or the California Supreme Court, or if the state is in any manner prevented by either of these courts from imposing or collecting the fee, all of the following actions shall immediately take place:
(a) The fee specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 44060 shall be six dollars ($6). The revenues from that fee shall be allocated as follows:
(1) Except as provided for in paragraph (2), the revenue generated by two dollars ($2) of the fee shall be deposited in the account created by Section 44091, while the revenue generated by the remaining four dollars ($4) shall continue to be deposited in the Vehicle Inspection and Repair Fund.
(2) All revenue generated by the fee imposed at first registration of a motor vehicle exempted under paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 44011 shall be deposited in the account created by Section 44091.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2010, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2010, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 9.

 This act is intended to resolve the issues currently being litigated in both of the following cases:
(a) San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District v. California Air Resources Board (Sacramento County Superior Court, Civ. No. 02CS00362).
(b) Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District v. California Air Resources Board (Sacramento County Superior Court, Civ. No. 02CS00739).

SEC. 10.

 This act shall only become operative if all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The petitioners in Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, and Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District v. the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Petition Number 02-70848), move to withdraw from the lawsuit, with prejudice, on or before October 4, 2002.
(b) The court issues an order granting the motion described in subdivision (a).
(c) The petitioners file a certified copy of that order with the Secretary of State.

SEC. 11.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

SEC. 12.

 The sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the Vehicle Inspection and Repair Fund to the Department of Consumer Affairs for distribution to the Bureau of Automotive Repair to cover the costs associated with the implementation of the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program in the San Francisco Bay Area Basin required by Section 44003.5 of the Health and Safety Code. That sum shall be allocated from those moneys in the Vehicle Inspection and Repair Fund derived from the imposition of regulatory fees pursuant to Section 44060 of the Health and Safety Code, and may not include moneys in the Vehicle Inspection and Repair Fund derived from the imposition of fines pursuant to Section 44058 of the Health and Safety Code.