Substitute Senate Bill No. 214
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 214

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-82


AN ACT EXEMPTING ANTIQUE, RARE OR SPECIAL INTEREST
MOTOR VEHICLES FROM EMISSIONS INSPECTION.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Subsection (c) of section 14-164c
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c)  The  commissioner shall adopt regulations
in accordance with chapter  54  to  implement  the
provisions of this section. Such regulations shall
include  provision  for   a   periodic   emissions
inspection  and  compliance or waiver with exhaust
emission standards, air pollution  control  system
integrity  standards  and  purge  system standards
defined  by  the  Commissioner  of   Environmental
Protection  for  all  motor vehicles registered or
which will be registered in this state except: (1)
Vehicles  having  a  gross weight of more than ten
thousand   pounds;   (2)   vehicles   powered   by
electricity;  (3)  bicycles  with motors attached;
(4) motorcycles; (5)  vehicles  operating  with  a
temporary  registration; (6) vehicles manufactured
before the 1968 model year; (7)  new  vehicles  at
the  time  of  initial  registration; (8) vehicles
registered but not designed primarily for  highway
use;  (9)  farm vehicles, as defined in subsection
(q)  of  section  14-49;  (10)  ANTIQUE,  RARE  OR
SPECIAL  INTEREST  MOTOR  VEHICLES,  AS DEFINED IN
SECTION  14-1.  The   commissioner   may   require
emissions  inspection  and  compliance  or  waiver
prior to completion of the sale  and  registration
of  a  motor  vehicle  over  one  year old. If the
Commissioner  of  Environmental  Protection  finds
that  it  is  necessary  to inspect motor vehicles
which are exempt under  subdivision  (1)  of  this
subsection  in  order  to  achieve compliance with
federal   law   concerning   emission    reduction
requirements,  the  Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
may adopt  regulations,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions   of   chapter   54,   to  require  the
inspection  of  motorcycles  or  designated  motor
vehicles  having  a  gross weight of more than ten
thousand pounds.
    Sec.  2.  This  act shall take effect from its
passage.

Approved May 29, 1997