SR 4: Requesting the federal government to reduce automobile emissions inspections in Alaska to every two years.
00SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 4 01 Requesting the federal government to reduce automobile emissions inspections in 02 Alaska to every two years. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE: 04 WHEREAS the federal government requires that the State of Alaska establish annual 05 automobile emissions inspection programs in certain areas of Alaska; and 06 WHEREAS annual automobile emissions inspections impose a substantial cost burden 07 on automobile owners; and 08 WHEREAS some states have programs that require automobile emissions inspections 09 every two years; and 10 WHEREAS conducting automobile emissions inspections every two years would 11 achieve substantial cost savings for automobile owners in the state; and 12 WHEREAS biennial automobile emissions inspections would reduce the administrative 13 burden on the state, local governments, and citizens of Alaska; and 14 WHEREAS requiring automobile emissions inspections every two years would still
01 provide adequate air pollution control; 02 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Senate respectfully requests the federal 03 government to allow the State of Alaska to require automobile emissions inspections every 04 two years in those areas where automobile emissions inspection programs must be established. 05 COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Al Gore, Jr., Vice-President 06 of the United States and President of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Carol M. Browner, 07 Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; the Honorable Robert C. Byrd, President Pro 08 Tempore of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Thomas S. Foley, Speaker of the U.S. House of 09 Representatives; and to the Honorable Ted Stevens and the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S. 10 Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska 11 delegation in Congress.