Senate BillNo. 677

Introduced by Senator Mendoza

February 27, 2015

An act to amend Section 44052 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.


SB 677, as introduced, Mendoza. Smog check: penalties.

Existing law establishes a motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program, referred to as a smog check program, developed, implemented, and administered by the Department of Consumer Affairs. The duty of enforcing and administering the program is vested in the Chief of the Bureau of Automotive Repair within the department. Existing law authorizes the department to issue a citation to a licensee, contractor, or fleet owner for a violation of the requirements of the smog check program, and the citation may specify certain civil or administrative penalties.

This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to those provisions.

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

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

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Section 44052 of the Health and Safety Code is
2amended to read:



(a) If a citation lists more than one violation, the
4amount of the civil penalty or administrative fine assessed shall
5be stated separately for each statute and regulation violated.

P2    1(b) If a citation lists more than one violation arising from a
2singlebegin delete motor vehicleend delete inspection or repairbegin insert of a motor vehicleend insert, the
3total penalties assessed shall not exceed five thousand dollars