Auto Enthusiasts in Oregon Please stand up.!!


Written on February 17, 2009 – 12:48 am | by mpayne

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URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT

Oregon Introduces Bill to Prohibit Sale of Aftermarket Parts

At the request of 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. 

We Urge You to Contact Oregon Speaker of the House Dave Hunt
and Members of the Environment and Water Committee (Contact Information
Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 2186

  • 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 only original
    equipment manufacturer (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.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact Oregon Speaker Dave Hunt and
the House Environment and Water Committee immediately to urge his
opposition to H.B. 2186. 

Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt
Phone:  503/986-1440
Email:  rep.davehunt@state.or.us

Oregon House Environment and Water Committee

Representative Ben Cannon – Chair
Phone: 503/986-1446
Email: rep.bencannon@state.or.us

Representative Jules Bailey
Phone: 503/986-1442
Email: rep.juleskopelbailey@state.or.us

Representative Phil Barnhart
Phone: 503/986-1411
Email: rep.philbarnhart@state.or.us

Representative Cliff Bentz
Phone: 503/986-1460
Email: rep.cliffbentz@state.or.us

Representative Deborah Boone
Phone: 503/986-1432
Email: rep.deborahboone@state.or.us

Representative Vic Gilliam
Phone: 503/986-1418
Email: rep.vicgilliam@state.or.us

Representative Bob Jenson
Phone: 503/986-1458
Email: rep.bobjenson@state.or.us

Representative Jefferson Smith
Phone: 503/986-1447
Email: rep.jeffersonsmith@state.or.us

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