SENATE BILL 435
Ok, I had another post on exhausts, etc and thought I'd post up the links of my research.
Basically the exhaust will be stamped in clear view that it is EPA compliant and certified for street/road use.
The Bill isn't long and worth the read.
Here is just some of what they proposed for EPA noise pollution restrictions:
- it called for a $300 fine, a moving violation, a point on a driving record, and it would have allowed any law enforcement officer, including meter maids to cite motorcyclists, even if the motorcycle was parked
This was later changed:
"due to ABATE’s efforts, violations were changed from a moving violation to a fix-it-ticket, it was dropped to a $50 fine from $300, and it is a secondary violation, meaning that it can’t be the primary reason for an enforcement stop".
Now, the rough part is for you guys out of state. It stated that other states are adopting the California law but are not notifying their citizens so the 2 yr grace period will not be available.
The rule goes like this:
- Any bike '12 and prior are grandfathered.
- ALL '13s are banned from installing full/slip-on exhausts for street purposes UNLESS the exhaust is EPA approved.
- Bikes '12 and prior are fine but buying exhausts after 1/1/13 will not be approved. A receipt proving it was purchased prior to Jan 1, 2013 clears you.
- I contacted the SDPD who stated he really doesn't push exhaust citations unless, the severity of the crime, excessive smoke, or excessive noise. Asked me to stop by CHP
- I went to the station and spoke with a CHP officer. Discussed and showed him the CA Bill. We look it up via book and for his manual it doesn't show for 2013. He did say that bc we can't find it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It could have been pushed and passed in 2009, 2010, etc. and in those Statute books.
He stated that he typically doesn't issue citations with exhausts on motorcycles. He did say foreign vehicles that race and have obnoxiously loud exhausts are addressed.
CHP also stated that it would be a fix it ticket and if you're caught after 2x it normally is pushed to the next step where the citation is issued and you are forced to show up in court and the judge decides your fine, etc. and is usually quite a bit worse than normal fix-it violations. The reason is bc you are purposely defying the law and keep repeating the orders to correct the issue.
Senate Bill 435 Link:
Motorcycle Committee Fighting Bill; Clearing up the Misconceptions w/ UPDATES as of 5/28/13
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