NewCelica.org Forum banner
1 - 20 of 36 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,466 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·

·
Registered
Joined
·
143 Posts
I've heard Oregon is trying to ban the sale of aftermarket accessories.

PRESS RELEASE
February 10, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Tim Walbridge
503-469-9821
503 Motoring
SEMA urges action against Oregon bill that prohibits sale of aftermarket parts

At the request of Oregon Governor Theodore Kulongoski, the Oregon
Speaker of the House has introduced legislation (H.B. 2186) to
prohibit the sale and distribution of aftermarket motor vehicle parts
if alternatives are available that "decrease greenhouse gas emissions
from motor vehicles."

The bill is primarily focused on aftermarket tires and would authorize
the Environmental Quality Commission to implement enforcement
regulations, likely based on a rolling resistance calculation.

According to SEMA, which strongly opposes the bill:

*H.B. 2186 would regulate vehicle fuel economy, an authority reserved
to the federal government

*H.B. 2186 could ban tires that may have improved performance,
handling, or appearance features, based solely on a rolling resistance
rating. In addition, this program could easily distract consumers from
focusing on more important safety issues such as tire inflation and
overloading of vehicles.

*H.B. 2186 would force consumers to purchase on original equipment
manufacturers (OEM) tires because the program essentially exempts
OEM-selected tires and unfairly implies that they are superior to
aftermarket products

*H.B. 2186 could prohibit aftermarket parts designed to either
personalize or optimize specific vehicle performance attributes
including handling, towing, suspension, fuel economy, etc.

*H.B. 2186 provides broad authority to government regulators and could
limit a range of aftermarket parts currently available to consumers
based on the subjective determination of government regulators.

SEMA urges those interested to contact Oregon Speaker Dave Hunt to
voice opposition to H.B. 2186.

Hunt can be reached at 503-986-1440 or [email protected]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,853 Posts
someone tell my why the rich pigs get to tell me how i spend my money again? f-u-c-k- that. they say that lighter paints reflect more heat. my white car was still hotter than hell. sometimes people need to put down the ****t-y ideas and use some common sense. im not going to repaint my girlfriends car AGAIN if this passes in texas
 

·
Bazinga.
Joined
·
3,255 Posts
is it me or are all these 'initiatives' getting to be BEYOND ridiculous?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,863 Posts
itll never pass, painting a car a certain color is noty going to change how it producess emissions and the ban of aftermarket parts wont pass either,theres too many aftermarket parts that improve the safety of the vehicle lol.
 

·
NO ONE SLEEP IN TOKYO!!!!
Joined
·
15,579 Posts
don't regulate me and tell me what I can and can't have and buy

TAX me

raise taxes on things you don't want me to do
subsidize things you want me to do

its pretty simple, but most politicians are too stupid or myopic to understand this.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,466 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
TAX me

raise taxes on things you don't want me to do
subsidize things you want me to doQUOTE]

Um, no thanks. Taxing something enver gets the revenue they plan out of it because people will use/purchase less because of the tax. Then they just raise the tax on that item or create a new one on something else.

Subsidies are tax money as well. If they want to subsidize something (e.g. ethanol) they have to tax someone/something somewhere.

Screw that. Let the market decide what fails and what doesn't. Anything subsidized, by definition, is not profitable nor fit for the market.

Just my $.02...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,175 Posts
thats taking away our rights...
 

·
Daddy Daycare
Joined
·
20,305 Posts
I rather like black, it's my favorite color (or non-color if you want to get technical). I think there are a lot of other more effective ways to help than putting a ban on black cars. I don't even want to start with a list.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,217 Posts
fvck the government i say we send a email to that senator from nc.org. oh yeah :blah: and putting laws restricting aftermarket parts is not going to change anything. just because theres rules restricting an action, doesnt mean people will follow those rules. keep on keepin on with the mods :thumbup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,885 Posts
HAHA, so if cars are lighter colours that will reduce the amount of time people use their ac?? WOW, if it's hot out people are gonna crank them up NO MATTER what colour their car is. The sun hits the glass and even turns white cars hot enough to cook stuff in. Just go sit in a car with white leather with some short shorts on and it'll still burn your legs. If it's really hot or just warm people are gonna use the ac ALL the time.


And about the after market psrts, I have a fully custom exhaust and a CAI but my Celi's emissions are still CLEANER than some cars that are still 100% stock, who are they kidding? :rolleyes:
 

·
Winner
Joined
·
344 Posts
I rather like black, it's my favorite color (or non-color if you want to get technical). I think there are a lot of other more effective ways to help than putting a ban on black cars. I don't even want to start with a list.
:werd:

If you get pulled over for having a black car just be a smart ass and tell them you don't have a black car. you just have a car in every color.

"You can have a car in every color as long as it's black."
 
1 - 20 of 36 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top