Does your OUT OF STATE vehicle (car, mc, truck) have a 49 or 50-state sticker?

Does your OUT OF STATE vehicle (car, mc, truck) have a 49 or 50-state
sticker?
There is some disagreement on the Android/Apple newsgroups related to the
proposed 5-year retroactive California texting tax where someone brought up
the fact that they "thought" you could register a *new* out of state car in
California, that you bought with fewer than 7,500 miles on the odometer.
According to this reference, you can NEVER register it in California
(if they _know_ you bought it with fewer than 7,500 miles, that is):
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Everything boils down to what the *sticker* says.
If the sticker does not have (literally) the word California, then it's a
goner. You can _never_ register it in California.
The sticker is all they care about (it can pass emissions, and it will, but
that's not what they care about).
Since I only have California vehicles, I want to ask others out there.
Does YOUR non-California vehicle literally have the word "California" in
the emissions label?
Reply to
arlen holder
In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:11:12 -0000 (UTC), arlen
I have no experience with this but wouldn't be suprised. New cars sold in California have to meet its emission standards. That's how they got rid of smog in LA. They did get rid of it, didnt' they?
So how would it be if people from California could fly to some other state, buy a non-Cal car there, have a one- or two-week vacation drive and end up back in california, and then register the car in Cal, avoiding the law requiring higher emission standards.
Or, maybe they could just get dropped off right across the border and drive 5 miles back to Cal.
Clearly 5 miles aren't enought to stop this, and the miles from a 2-week car trip aren't enough, so what is? I say 7,500 or bust. Seventy Five 0 0 or fight.
Reply to
micky
In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:11:12 -0000 (UTC), arlen
BTW, I'm sure almost no car sold out of cal has cal in the emilssion labels, because such cars are more expensive, or get lower mileage, and people don't want them unless the law requires them to buy one, and that's only true in Cal.
Maybe once in a great while a mistake is made and such a car gets shipped to a dealer out of Cal, and sold to someone who doesn't know prices or doesn't car about, what, 2 or 300??? dollars, but with more computers that's probably rarer than ever.
Reply to
micky
In article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com, micky
false.
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Thirteen states?mostly in the Northeast and Northwest?and the District of Columbia have adopted California's stricter emissions standards, many of which also participate in the zero-emission vehicle mandate.
Known as "Section 177" states, those 13 are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Arizona adopted California's standards in 2008, but the state repealed them as soon as Governor Jan Brewer took office in January 2012.
Reply to
nospam
Nothing matters other than whether or not the sticker says "California". Does anyone on this ng live outside of California?
It's not about emissions. It's about money. It's about abuse of power.
You can _never_ register a vehicle in California if they know you bough it o Either with fewer than 7,500 miles on the odometer, or, o If it was less than 2 years old at the time of purchase.
Period. That's the law. (There are minor exceptions, e.g., divorce, theft, catastrophe, etc.)
The only answer to this question that is relevant is: o Do you reside in the USA but OUTSIDE the state of California? o If so, does your emissions sticker literally say "California", or not?
NOTE: The cite is clear that if the emissions sticker doesn't literally say California on that sticker, then that vehicle can't be registered under the conditions stated above.
Reply to
arlen holder
In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:21:31 -0000 (UTC), arlen
So it's simple. Marry the seller or the seller's daughter and divorce her before or after the car is registered. Whichever works.
I never buy a new car. I have no idea what these stickers I hear about say.
Reply to
micky
That's not the question, but to your point, all the "tricks" are here:
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The original thread on the topic is convoluted, but here's a pointer:
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Hi micky, The year of the car is irrelevant. If you OWN a car, it has an emissions sticker. It just does.
It either says "California" on that sticker, or it does not. That's the question.
It's really a very simple question.
Reply to
arlen holder
None of my cars, all 1965 models, have anything like emissions controls, compliance documents or what have you. If you don't like their stupid rules, drive an exempt car.
Bonus: No chinese electronics, can't be cited for 'no seat belt', entire wiring diagram is easily memorized, simple tools and meatware cover 90% of service issues, many other subtle advantages.
Or just jump right in and do it their way. You have a choice.
Reply to
AMuzi
In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:15:10 -0000 (UTC), arlen
It may have it but I don't think I have it. Where is it?
Reply to
micky

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