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  2. California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs
  3. Thursday, 30 March 2017

March 30, 2017

Senator Jim Beall
Chair, Senate Transportation and Housing Committee
State Capitol, Room 2209
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Senator Beall:

The California Four Wheel Drive Association (CFWDA) and its members support Senate Bill 660 (Newman).  We urge your committee to SUPPORT SB 660.

The proposed legislation would allow private industry to work with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to fund additional staff in the aftermarket parts division at the ARB’s emissions compliance testing facility.

Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to adopt and implement motor vehicle emission standards and establish criteria for the evaluation of the effectiveness of motor vehicle pollution control devices. 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.

SB 660 would allow ARB to work collaboratively with private parties in the automotive aftermarket parts industry to provide additional resources dedicated to processing aftermarket parts certification. This proposal does not (and is not) biased to a specific manufacturer or product.  The intent of the proposed legislation is to provide a collective private source augmentation of ARB resources to the benefit of all manufacturers to have products tested and certified in compliance with air pollution control laws.

This is a win-win proposal for the government, private industry, and the consumer.  We urge your committee to SUPPORT SB 660.

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