Attention California readers! The California Senate has amended S.B 459 to allow financial assistance from the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) for low-income motor vehicle owners to retire their vehicles. The Bureau currently gives $1,500 and this would be an addition. BAR must also establish a one-year pilot program to provide financial assistance to low-income motor vehicle owners for the retirement of gross-polluting vehicles, but will not allow BAR from collecting proof that these vehicles were registered within the last two years prior to acceptance into the program. If this goes through, hobbyists may be denied the availability of vintage cars and parts for restoration. A hearing will take place at the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. We strongly request your support in opposition to S.B. 459 by contacting members of the California Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.
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