Stop H.B. 225 

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H.B. 225 Will be devastating to the motorsports industry. Hobbyists, Professional business small and large will suffer greatly. Many exhaust systems from factory on vehicles will exceed the DB limits in this bill. This bill should not be supported. It will effect not only aftermarket exhaust systems but all exhaust systems on our Islands. It is clear the violations listed in the bill are aimed at the motorsports community and community as a whole within the islands. The fines themselves are larger than many traffic infraction fines you can receive in any other setting. Action is needed from all parts of the community. Come together and help stop this bill.

Say NO to H.B. 225

Bill can be found here:

https://www.billtrack50.com/BillDetail/787108
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=225&year=2017

Overview: Legislation (H.B. 225) to provide that no motor vehicle muffler or exhaust system shall emit a noise level greater than sixty decibels was introduced.  The bill exempts those mufflers or exhaust systems installed as original equipment.  The measure will be considered by both the House Transportation and House Judiciary Committees.

H.B. 225 provides no test by which vehicles would be tested.  Many states have established noise limits for modified exhaust systems based on an easy to administer objective test standard (SAE J1169) to a fair noise limit of 95-decibels.
H.B. 225 would force inspectors to fail vehicles for violation of an unspecified test.  
H.B. 225 ignores the fact that aftermarket exhaust systems are designed to make vehicles run more efficiently without increasing emissions.  
H.B. 225 would make it almost impossible for hobbyists to replace factory exhaust systems.
H.B. 225 provides for substantial fines, including $200 for the first violation, $300 for the second violation and $500 for the third and each subsequent violation.

Sponsor for this bill is
Mark Hashem  -  (D) Hawaii
State Representative - Hawaii House District 18
State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-6510
Fax: (808) 586-6511


State District
PO Box 240965
Honolulu, HI 96824-0965
Phone: (808) 388-7693
Email rephashem@capitol.hawaii.gov



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