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Substitute Senate Bill No. 119

Public Act No. 04-84

AN ACT CONCERNING CLEAN CARS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 22a-174g of the general statutes, as amended by section 10 of public act 03-218, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2004):

(a) On or before December 31, 2004, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the light duty motor vehicle emission standards of the state of California, and shall amend such regulations from time to time, in accordance with changes in said standards. Such regulations shall be applicable to motor vehicles with a model year 2008 and later. Such regulations may incorporate by reference the California motor vehicle emission standards set forth in final regulations issued by the California Air Resources Board pursuant to Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations and promulgated under the authority of Division 26 of the California Health and Safety Code, as may be amended from time to time. Nothing in this section shall limit the commissioner's authority to regulate motor vehicle emissions for any other class of vehicle.

(b) As part of the state's implementation plan under the federal Clean Air Act, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection may establish a program to allow the sale, purchase and use of motor vehicles which comply with any regulations adopted by the commissioner which implement the California motor vehicles emissions standards for purposes of generating any emission reduction credits under said act. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the Commissioner of Environmental Protection from establishing a program to require the sale, purchase and use of motor vehicles which comply with any regulations adopted by the commissioner which implement the California motor vehicle emissions standards. [Such regulations may incorporate by reference the California motor vehicle emission standards set forth in final regulations issued by the California Air Resources Board pursuant to Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations and promulgated under the authority of Division 26 of the California Health and Safety Code, as may be amended from time to time. ]

Approved May 10, 2004