Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) offered the following statement on Senate 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.
“Today’s historic vote is a 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.
We have listened to our constituents. I now call on my House colleagues to do the same and pass this package of bills quickly. We must 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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