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SB-660 Vehicle exhaust systems: exemption.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/17/2017 02:51 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 17, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  March 29, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 660


Introduced by Senator Newman

February 17, 2017


An act to add and repeal Section 43011.3 to of the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 660, as amended, Newman. Vehicle exhaust systems: exemption.
Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to adopt and implement motor vehicle emission standards and to establish criteria for the evaluation of the effectiveness of motor vehicle pollution control devices. Existing law creates the Air Pollution Control Fund, with moneys in the fund to be available to the state board to carry out its duties and functions. Existing law prohibits the disconnection, modification, or alteration of required motor vehicle pollution control devices, except with respect to an alteration, modification, or modifying device, apparatus, or mechanism that is covered by a resolution of the state board that makes specified findings. Existing law also allows aftermarket and performance parts to be sold and installed on motorcycles, concurrent with a motorcycle’s transfer to an ultimate purchaser, pursuant to a valid executive order of the state board.
This bill bill, until January 1, 2026, would authorize the state board to enter into specified agreements with private entities and receive contributions from private sources in the form of equipment or money in order to expedite the processing of the above-referenced resolutions and executive orders and the associated applications. create the Aftermarket Parts Account in the Air Pollution Control Fund, in which moneys may be deposited by public and private entities for the purpose of funding the hiring of additional staff for implementation of the approval of a device, apparatus, or mechanism under these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 43011.3 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

43011.3.
 (a)  Within the Air Pollution Control Fund there is created the Aftermarket Parts Account, in which moneys may be deposited by public and private entities for the purpose of funding the hiring of additional staff for implementing subdivision (h) of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code, upon appropriation by the Legislature.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SECTION 1.Section 43011.3 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:
43011.3.

(a)(1)The state board may enter into agreements with private entities and receive, on behalf of the state, contributions from private sources in the form of equipment or money in order to expedite the processing of applications, resolutions, and executive orders pertaining to subdivisions (h) and (i) of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code.

(2)If the state board enters into an agreement pursuant to paragraph (1), the agreement shall include a provision stating that the contributions received by the state board shall not be used to expedite an application by that private entity or to give preferential treatment to that private entity.

(b)All moneys received pursuant to this section shall be separately accounted for and deposited in the Air Pollution Control Fund and shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the state board for the costs associated with implementing this section.