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    Legislation introduced to repeal California's idiotic $1000 mandatory exhaust noise fine

    Remember California Assembly Bill 1824? As a refresher, if a Police Officer thinks your exhaust is too loud you get a mandatory $1000 ticket instead of the old fix it ticket. Well, you are not the only one who thinks the policy is just a government overreach to grab cash.

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    Legislation was introduced to repeal the new exhaust law:

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    California Assembly members Jim Frazier and Tim Grayson introduced SEMA-supported legislation (A.B. 390) to repeal a 2018 law (A.B. 1824) that amended how California law enforcement officials issue citations for exhaust noise violations. Both assemblymen are members of the SEMA-supported State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus and have previously attended the SEMA Show. Assemblyman Frazier is the Chair of the Committee on Transportation.

    Signed by then-Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018, A.B. 1824 amended how excess exhaust noise violations are treated by law enforcement. Pursuant to the law, a vehicle cited for violating exhaust noise laws no longer receive what is known as a “fix-it” ticket. Instead, violations now result in an immediate fine. A.B. 390 would re-institute law enforcement’s discretion to issue “fix-it” tickets.
    So the new bill to repeal the old bill is currently awaiting committee assignment and it must undergo a 30-day waiting period before being considered.

    Let's hope the new bill A.B. 390 passes but knowing California they will just bring in another bill to fleece citizens another way.

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    For the sake of Californians, I'm glad that idiotic bill may be repealed. I'm not against people being fined for EXCESSIVE exhaust noise (and I've received a couple in the past), but a noise violation definitely does not justify a $1,000 fine. More importantly, the noise ordinance is based on a specific testing procedure and instruments that the officer cannot accurately replicate in the field (SAE test procedure J1169 - May 1998), so how can the officer make an accurate determination on the legality of the exhaust based on sound alone?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
    so how can the officer make an accurate determination on the legality of the exhaust based on sound alone?
    He can't. He can just be mad you're in a Ferrari and he isn't.

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    FYI, it wasn't a $1000 fine off the bat. It is a progressive fine, starts about $215 and if you keep getting them they could bump it up to the maximum $1000 fine.


    BUT I agree, hope they get rid of this bull$#@!, arbitrary law.

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