Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) offered the following statement on the Senate Transportation Committee’s passage today of Senate Bill 744, legislation he sponsored to remove Cambria County and six other counties from the vehicle emissions testing program, based on empirical evidence cited by the Joint State Government Commission.
The bill was part of a legislative package approved by the panel to reform and modernize Pennsylvania’s vehicle emissions program.
“Today’s committee votes on these vital bills are the culmination of many years of work on this issue. From Senate Resolution 168 to public hearings, to meetings with stakeholders, we have advocated for the removal of emissions testing in counties that have improved their air quality and meet national standards. This is the first step in the legislative process and we will continue to fight for the people of western Pennsylvania who have been saddled with this onerous requirement for far too long.”
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