Bill Would Exempt New Cars From Testing

Vehicles less than three years old would be exempt from Tennessee’s mandatory emissions testing under a bill working its way through the General Assembly, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. House Transportation Committee Chairman Vince Dean, R-East Ridge, calls the proposal a “common sense bill," saying that there is no need to test newer cars. There are only six counties in the state that, because of their air quality, require emissions testing: Hamilton, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson.