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Below is a response to the club regarding Assembly Bill 859 which seems to have been temporarily halted.   
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From: Assemblymember Jeffries <Assemblymember.Jeffries@assembly.ca.gov>
To: Assemblymember Jeffries <Assemblymember.Jeffries@assembly.ca.gov>
Sent: Fri, 29 May 2009 12:12 pm
Subject: Update on AB 859

Fellow automobile enthusiasts,
You had contacted me earlier this year regarding your opposition to AB 859, which would have increased the smog check requirements for cars more than 15 years old, adding new costs to collectors, while accomplishing very little in improving our state’s air quality.
I am pleased to inform you yesterday this bill was held on the “suspense file” in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and is essentially dead for this year.  This is truly a victory—but like a bad penny, bad ideas also return over and over again in Sacramento, so we must all continue to be vigilant in protecting our hobby.
In the meantime, I will continue to look out for the interests of automobile enthusiasts as vice-chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, and I encourage you to contact me with issues of concern as they come up in Sacramento, and I am always open to suggestions on how the state’s laws may be improved to make things easier for automobile collectors, customizers, and racers in California.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact my office,
Kevin Jeffries
Assemblyman, 66th District

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