PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 2219
PRINTER'S NO. 2449
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY VOGEL, WOZNIAK, SCARNATI, BAKER, BOSCOLA, DINNIMAN, EARLL, ERICKSON, FERLO, FOLMER, GORDNER, MENSCH, PIPPY, ROBBINS, SOLOBAY, VANCE, WARD, WAUGH, D. WHITE, M. WHITE, YAW, YUDICHAK AND ALLOWAY, MAY 29, 2012
SENATOR CORMAN, APPROPRIATIONS, RE-REPORTED AS AMENDED, OCTOBER 2, 2012
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in inspection of vehicles, further providing for
requirement for periodic inspection of vehicles.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 4702(g) of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding paragraphs and the
section is amended by adding subsections to read:
Section 1. Section 4702(a) and (g) of Title 75 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended and the section
is amended by adding subsections to read:
§ 4702. Requirement for periodic inspection of vehicles.
(a) Annual safety inspection.--Except as provided in
[subsection (b)] subsections (b) and (b.1), the department shall
establish a system of annual safety inspection of vehicles,
including emergency vehicles, farm vehicles with a gross weight
or gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 17,000 pounds for
which a Type I biennial certificate of exemption has been issued
and private noncommercial vehicles used to transport students.
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(b.1) New vehicles.--A vehicle shall be exempt from safety
inspection requirements for the first two years after the
vehicle is manufactured. After the second year, the vehicle
shall be subject to inspection as required in this section.
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(g) Exceptions.--The following are exceptions to subsection
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(5) Emission inspection criteria for newest model year
vehicles.--A subject vehicle never before registered in this
Commonwealth or any other jurisdiction shall be exempt from
the requirements for emission inspection for ten years from
the date of original registration.
(6) Emission inspection criteria for alternative fuel
vehicles.--A subject vehicle powered by electric, hybrid
electric or compressed natural gas shall be exempt from the
requirements for emission inspection. A certificate of
exemption shall be affixed to the subject vehicle in a manner
prescribed by department regulations.
(h) Notification to Environmental Protection Agency.--The
department, in consultation with the Department of Environmental
Protection, shall immediately notify the Environmental
Protection Agency of the modifications to the vehicle emission
program in subsection (g)(5) and (6) and of the intent to seek
its approval of the plan in accordance with the requirements of
(i) Anti-tampering inspections.--Notwithstanding the
provisions of subsection (g)(5) and (6), newest ten model year
and alternative fuel vehicles shall be subject to visual anti-
tampering inspections for the presence of emissions control
components installed on the vehicle by manufacturers.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.