Amended in Senate April 7, 2015

Amended in Senate April 6, 2015

Senate BillNo. 206

Introduced by Senator Gaines

February 11, 2015

An act to add Section 43003 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.


SB 206, as amended, Gaines. begin deleteOn-board diagnostic systems. end deletebegin insertVehicle information systems.end insert

Existing law imposes various limitations on emissions of air contaminants for the control of air pollution from vehicular and nonvehicular sources. Existing law generally designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency with the primary responsibility for the control of vehicular air pollution. Existing law requires the state board to adopt and implement motor vehicle emission standards, in-use performance standards, and motor vehicle fuel specifications for the control of air contaminants, including standards for off-road and nonvehicle engine categories.

This bill would prohibit the state board from obtainingbegin delete informationend deletebegin insert locational data or vehicle speed dataend insert from abegin delete motor vehicle’s on-board diagnosticend deletebegin insert vehicle informationend insert systembegin insert, as definedend insert. The bill would provide that these provisions do not apply to the motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program, commonly known as smog check.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 43003 is added to the Health and Safety
, to read:



(a) The state board shall not obtainbegin delete informationend delete
4begin insert locational data or vehicle speed dataend insert from abegin delete motor vehicle’s
5on-board diagnosticend delete
begin insert vehicle informationend insert system.

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6(b) “Vehicle information system” means a computer or other
7device embedded or integrated into the vehicle, other than an event
8recorder, that records, generates, stores, or collects data that can
9by itself or with other information be used to distinguish or
10individually identify the registered owned, of the vehicle, the driver
11of the vehicle, or the operation, use, or condition of the vehicle.

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13begin insert(c)end insert This section does not apply to Chapter 5 (commencing with
14Section 44000).