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    Jun 2007

    Massachusetts Bill to Ban Aftermarket Exhaust

    Massachusetts Bill to Ban the Sale/Installation of Aftermarket Exhaust Systems to be Considered by Joint Transportation Committee on Oct. 2

    A bill (H.B. 3574) 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" was reintroduced by Rep. Liz Malia and several cosponsors (list below) and will be considered by the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee on October 2nd. The bill excludes limited-use "antique motor cars" from its scope - a clear

    attempt by the bill's sponsors to divide the automobile hobby in an effort to gain clearer sailing for this restrictive and damaging piece of legislation.

    We Urge You to Contact the Members of the Joint Transportation Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 3574

    * H.B. 3574 ignores the fact that aftermarket exhaust systems are designed to make vehicles run more efficiently without increasing emissions.

    * H.B. 3574 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. 3574 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. 3574 would make it difficult for hobbyists to replace factory exhaust systems with more durable, better performing options.

    * H.B. 3574 would only exclude "antique motor cars" defined as those vehicles over 25-years old which are used exclusively for exhibitions, club activities, parades, etc.

    DON'T DELAY! Please contact members of the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their opposition to H.B. 3574.

    Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at Thank you for your assistance.

    Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee

    Sen. Steven Baddour - Chairman
    Phone: 617/722-1604

    Sen. Harriett Chandler
    Phone: 617/722-1544
    Fax: 617/722-1357

    Sen. Anthony Petruccelli
    Phone: 617/722-1634

    Sen. Thomas McGee
    Phone: 617/722-1350

    Sen. Mark Montigny
    Phone: 617/722-1440
    Fax: 617/722-1068

    Sen. James Timilty
    Phone: 617/722-1222
    Fax: 617/722-1056

    Sen. Robert Hedlund
    Phone: 617/722-1646
    Fax: 617/722-1028

    Rep. Joseph Wagner - Chairman
    Phone: 617/722-2400

    Rep. Robert Fennell
    Phone: 617/722-2400
    Fax: 617/722-0222

    Rep. James Marzilli
    Phone: 617/722-2400
    Fax: 617/722-2850

    Rep. Walter Timilty
    Phone: 617/722-2810

    Rep. Stephen Canessa
    Phone: 617/722-2460
    Fax: 617/626-0839
    Email: Rep.StephenCanessa@Hou.State.MA.US

    Rep. Jennifer Flanagan
    Phone: 617/722-2040
    Fax: 617/722-2347
    Email: Rep.JenniferFlanagan@Hou.State.MA.US

    Rep. Patrick Natale
    Email: Rep.PatrickNatale@Hou.State.MA.US

    Rep. Carl Sciortino
    Phone: 617/722-2014
    Email: Rep.CarlSciortino@Hou.State.MA.US

    Rep. John Fernandes
    Phone: 617/722-2030
    Fax: 617/722-2215
    Email: Rep.JohnFernandes@Hou.State.MA.US

    Rep. Rosemary Sandlin
    Phone: 617/722-2400
    Email: Rep.RosemarySandlin@Hou.State.MA.US

    Rep. Stephen Smith
    Phone: 617/722-2400
    Fax: 617/722-2850
    Email: Rep.StephenSmith@Hou.State.MA.US

    Rep. Paul Loscocco
    Phone: 617/722-2220

    Rep. Donald Humason
    Phone: 617/722-2803
    Fax: 617/722-2390

    H.B. 3574 Co-Sponsors
    Rep. Elizabeth Malia
    Phone: 617/722-2060

    Rep. Angelo Scaccia
    Phone: 617/722-2692
    Fax: 617/722-2822

    Rep. Denise Provost
    Phone: 617/722-2810
    Fax: 617/722-0548

    Rep. William Brownberger
    Phone: 617/722-2140
    Fax: 617/722-2339
    Email: Rep.WilliamBrownsberger@Hou.State.MA.US

    Rep. Thomas Kennedy
    Phone: 617/722-2012
    Fax: 617-722-2024

    Rep. Martha Walz
    Phone: 617/722-2460
    Fax: 617/626-0699
    Email: Rep.MartyWalz@Hou.State.MA.US

    Sen. Patricia Jehlen
    Phone: 617/722-1578
    Fax: 617/722-1117

    Sen. Edward Augustus
    Phone: 617/722-1485
    Fax: 617/722-1066

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    Jul 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Are they frikkin' serious! I grew up in Mass. (Burlington, Middlesex County) and my Dad still lives there! I hear lot's of horror stories re: guns and such..BUT CAR EXHAUSTS?!?!?!?
    My Dad (he's 80) drives an Audi S8 and was thinking of getting one of those hyper-expensive after market German exhausts (?)! I'll send him this post! Thanks Mark!

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