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      10-05-2009, 02:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation PLEASE READ: Legislation regarding Banning Aftermarket Exhausts in Massachusetts

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (Hearing Information)

Massachusetts Bill to Ban the Use/Sale of Aftermarket Exhaust Systems to be Considered by Joint Transportation Committee on Tues., Oct. 6

A bill (H.B. 3332) to ban the “use and sale of any exhaust pipe that increases the sound emission of any vehicle including motorcycles” will be considered by the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee on Tuesday, October 6th. Legislation (H.B. 4027) to require the incorporation of noise level testing into the vehicle inspection process will also be considered. H.B. 4027 does not define a noise level limit, but allows it to be determined by the registry.

We Urge You to Contact the Members of the Joint Transportation Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 3332 and H.B. 4027

For those interested in attending the hearing to voice opposition, the committee will meet on Tues., Oct. 6 at the following address and time:

State House, Room B-1
Boston, Massachusetts
October 6, 2009
11:00 a.m.

H.B. 3332 ignores the fact that aftermarket exhaust systems are designed to make vehicles run more efficiently without increasing emissions.

H.B. 3332 does not supply law enforcement with a clear standard to enforce, allowing them to make subjective judgments on whether or not a modified exhaust system is in violation.

H.B. 3332 fails to recognize that aftermarket exhaust systems offer increased performance, which can make a vehicle safer by improving its ability to merge, pass, travel uphill, etc.

H.B. 3332 would make it difficult for hobbyists to replace factory exhaust systems with more durable, better performing options.

DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their opposition to H.B. 3332. Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org. Thank you for your assistance.

Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee

Senator Steven Baddour – Chair
Phone: 617/722-1604
Email: Steven.Baddour@state.ma.us

Senator Jennifer Flanagan
Phone: 617/722-1230
Email: Jennifer.Flanagan@state.ma.us

Senator Anthony Petruccelli
Phone: 617/722-1634
Email: Anthony.Petruccelli@state.ma.us

Senator Thomas McGee
Phone: 617/722-1350
Email: Thomas.McGee@state.ma.us

Senator Mark Montigny
Phone: 617/722-1440
Email: Mark.Montigny@state.ma.us

Senator James Timilty
Phone 617/722-1222
Email: James.Timilty@state.ma.us

Senator Robert Hedlund
Phone: 617/722-1646
Email: Robert.Hedlund@state.ma.us

Representative Joseph Wagner - Chair
Phone: 617/722-2400
Email: Rep.JosephWagner@hou.state.ma.us

Representative Carl Sciortino
Phone: 617/722-2400
Email: Rep.CarlSciortino@Hou.State.MA.US

Representative Robert Fennell
Phone: 617/722-2575
Email: Rep.RobertFennell@hou.state.ma.us

Representative John Fresolo
Phone: 617/722-2240
Email: Rep.JohnFresolo@hou.state.ma.us

Representative Stephen Canessa
Phone: 617/722-2460
Email: Rep.StephenCanessa@Hou.State.MA.US

Representative Denise Provost
Phone: 617/722-2210
Email: Rep.DeniseProvost@Hou.State.MA.US

Representative John Fernandes
Phone: 617/722-2396
Email: Rep.JohnFernandes@Hou.State.MA.US

Representative Rosemary Sandlin
Phone: 617/722-2400
Email: Rep.RosemarySandlin@Hou.State.MA.US

Representative Carlo Basile
Phone: 617/722-2637
Email: Rep.CarloBasile@Hou.State.MA.US

Representative Lori Ehrlich
Phone: 617/722-2013
Email: Rep.LoriEhrlich@Hou.State.MA.US

Representative Bill Bowles
Phone: 617/722-2400
Email: Rep.BillBowles@hou.state.ma.us

Representative George Peterson
Phone: 617/722-2100
Email: Rep.GeorgePeterson@hou.state.ma.us

Representative Donald Humason
Phone: 617/722-2803
Email: Rep.DonaldHumason@hou.state.ma.us
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      10-07-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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      10-07-2009, 02:02 PM   #3
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I have to call to see how it went. I called most of the numbers the day before. I was involved with sema alot and am a member of the SEMA action network so I get Emails when they try to pass bullshit like this. I hope it didnt go through.
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      10-07-2009, 02:23 PM   #4
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wow, what a bullshit bill.
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I have been back and forth with several reps in my area. I have beaten 2 exhaust tickets in 2 years. Some of the facts that I have found is there is not a specific noise level to classify what loud or noise is. In addition there would be a major flaw in the bill with performance model cars such as m3's, sti's, evo's, Srt series cars, etc....
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Please don't allow this to pass.. MA is going crazy (trying to) pass all kinds of bad laws lately. Just a way to write more tickets and get more $$$.. Like they care about anything else.
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      10-20-2009, 03:07 PM   #7
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So it's all about noise? Need to get all the Harley rider on board. None of them would pass
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