August 19, 2019

SB 13-061: Amending Requirements for Emissions Inspections when Registering a Motor Vehicle

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, Sen. Scott Renfroe introduced SB 13-061 – Concerning Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspections. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

Currently, a motor vehicle that is being registered in the emissions program area for the first time is exempt from the requirement to get an emissions control inspection if the motor vehicle is in its fourth model year or newer. The bill extends the exemption period from 4 years to 10, and expands its coverage to previously-registered motor vehicles that have never failed an emissions control inspection. Also, it extends the exemption period for government-owned and dealer-owned vehicles to 10 years. Finally, the bill creates a senior citizen hardship exemption whereby a senior citizen may register one motor vehicle without obtaining an emissions control inspection. Assigned to the Transportation Committee and is set for committee review on Thursday, Feb. 14 upon morning adjournment.

Since this summary, the bill was postponed indefinitely by the Transportation Committee.