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Discussion in 'NorthEast' started by pissedoffsol, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Please pass this along to your MA friends:

    It's Not Dead Yet!

    Massachusetts Bill to Ban the Sale/Installation of Aftermarket
    Exhaust Systems Continues to Move through Legislature

    Although we thought we had successfully stalled this bill in the
    Committee on Public Safety earlier this year, a bill (H.B. 1722) to
    ban the sale or installation of "an exhaust system which has been
    modified in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted
    by the exhaust" continues to move though the Massachusetts
    Legislature. It has not been revised from last year's version and
    remains an extremely damaging piece of legislation.

    After months of inactivity, H.B. 1722 was recently approved by the
    Massachusetts House Rules Committee and has now been re-referred to
    the House Steering, Policy and Scheduling Committee. If recommended
    for passage by this committee, the bill will be scheduled for a vote
    on the floor of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. It is
    important that we act in force again in order to (finally) defeat
    this bill before it has the opportunity to progress further.

    Call, E-Mail or Fax the Members of the Steering, Policy and
    Scheduling Committee (List Attached) Immediately to Request Their

    Opposition to H.B. 1722

    The arguments remain the same:

    * H.B. 1722 ignores the fact that aftermarket exhaust systems are
    designed to make vehicles run more efficiently without increasing
    emissions.

    * H.B. 1722 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. 1722 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. 1722 would make it difficult for hobbyists to replace factory
    exhaust systems with more durable, better performing options.

    Call or e-mail the members of the Steering and Policy Committee (See
    List Below) today to oppose this legislation. This bill tramples on
    the rights of vehicle enthusiasts in Massachusetts.

    House Steering, Policy, and Scheduling Committee
    Rep. Paul Kujawski
    E-Mail: Rep.PaulKujawski@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617-722-2960
    Facsimile: 617-722-2846

    Rep. Benjamin Swan
    E-Mail: Rep.BenjaminSwan@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617-722-2692
    Facsimile: 617-722-2846

    Rep. Louis Kafka
    E-Mail: Rep.LouisKafka@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617-722-2305
    Facsimile: 617-722-2598

    Rep. Ellen Story
    Email: Rep.EllenStory@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617-722-2692
    Facsimile: 617-722-2846

    Rep. Christine Canavan
    E-Mail: Rep.ChristineCanavan@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617-722-2320
    Facsimile: 617-722-2339

    Rep. John Fresolo
    E-Mail: Rep.JohnFresolo@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617-722-2960
    Facsimile: 617-722-2846

    Rep. Peter Kocot
    E-Mail Address: Rep.PeterKocot@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: (617) 722-2575

    Rep. James Eldridge
    Email: Rep.JamesEldridge@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617-722-2060

    Rep. Joyce Spiliotis
    Email: Rep.JoyceSpiliotis@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617-722-2090

    Rep. Brad Hill
    E-Mail: Rep.BradHill@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617- 722-2489

    Rep. Elizabeth Poirier
    E-Mail: Rep.ElizabethPoirier@hou.state.ma.us
    Telephone: 617-722-2976
    Facsimile: 617-626-0108
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    mass email frenzy. posted on mirageforums. :)
     
  3. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    so if they passed this, you would HAVE to go to the dealer for a new muffler or anything exhaust related? thats stupid. how many muffler shops you think would go out of business? even the OE replacement mufflers that arent OEM from the dealer are still aftermarket.
     
  4. Seany-izzle

    Seany-izzle New Member

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    its only if "an exhaust system which has been
    modified in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted
    by the exhaust", muffler shops dont primarily make or sell exhausts that amplify the sound, most of them are repair or replace shops.
     
  5. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    A lot of the honda dealerships in washington that I have been to advertise that they can get aftermarket exhausts such as greddy, but only 50 state carb legal stuff if I'm not mistaken.
     
  6. BlackFrog

    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    i still dont understand how motorcycles can be heard from a mile away, and its perfectly OK. But a car has to whisper or else! Shit, next thing you know, their gonna ban Azenis for making too much noise!

    -Chris
     
  7. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    maybe that wouldnt be such a bad thing :p
    azenis are good and all, but id rather spend the extra few bucks a tire for the es100s and have excellent wet weather grip.
     
  8. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Assachussett's goal is to make everything illegal.

    It's also contagious : CT doesn't like the height of my truck, even though it's actually more than an inch lower front, and 3 inches lower in the back than stock.

    I'm gonna piss off the entire tri-state area with the newest incarnation of 4Runner.

    -> Steve
     
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    handlebarsfsr Senior Member

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    according to ct law, you can legally raise or lower your car 4 inches from stock. and i got a ticket for an exhaust that by all means met the sound requirements- all it has to be is aftermarket and its automatically illegal.
     
  10. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Suspension lowering is allowed, but a limit to high from the ground the headlights can be still remains in effect.

    -> Steve
     
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