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Massachusetts to ban aftermarket exhausts?

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I go this information off of another board. Please contact your local MA rep.

"Massachusetts Introduces Legislation to Ban the Sale/Installation of Aftermarket Exhaust Systems.
A bill (HB3593) has been passed in the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Safety that would prohibit the sale or installation of "an exhaust system which has been modified in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the exhaust." This bill could soon be voted on by the full House of Representatives.
We urge you to contact your State Legislators immediatley to oppose this bill.
HB3593 ignores the fact that aftermarket exhaust systems are designed to make vehicles run more efficiently without increasing emissions.
HB3593 does not supply law enforcement with a clear standard to enforce, allowing them to make subjective judgements on whether or not a modified exhaust system is in violation.
HB3593 fails to recognize that aftermarket exhaust systems offer increase performance, which can make a vehicle safer by improving its ability to merge, pass, travel uphill, etc.
HB3593 would make it difficult for hobbyists to replace factory exhaust systems with more durable and better-looking stainless steel ones.
Contact your state legislators to oppose this legislation. This bill tramples on the rights of vehicle enthusiasts in Massachusetts. If you need assistance in determining who your legislators are please contact the Massachusetts General Court at (617) 722-1276."
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thats is bullsh!t. everyone in mass. should contact and call. if this is true and it does pass, who knows what state will be next. it sets a precidence(spelling).
I hear that and hope everyone does. I have posted this on quite a few forums trying to get people to call and voice their concerns. Hopefully our cry will come through and win.
For details on this bill see the link below.

Not being a resident of Massachusetts, I doubt that they will have any concern over my opinion of the bill, but the link should give those of you who are residents some individuals to talk to about this.

Additionally, I would contact SEMA and let them know about this bill. They keep track of this stuff and have a budget (not to mention a vested interest) for lobying against these kinds of legislation.

Good luck
Thats friggan gay. I hate my state. I have a stang now with full exhaust. There is no way in hell I would put a stock one back on. When I get my IS I am getting an exhaust for that too. Screw them
Has anyone in Mass heard more on this s**t. I got my dragger yesterday (not installed yet) and then this I read this. sophiesleeps you live in mass any probs with poilce?
now I remeber why I moved to TN from Boston. Thats insane. I never understood why none of these noise ordinance things ever effect Harleys?? Oh well thats y i like it in TN, laid back, no inspection stickers necessary, no emmisions tests.....
too bad theres not an ocean nearby....oh well we cant have everything!
doesnt someone have an aftermarket exhuast in Mass?
bull s**t it is but I got a $75 ticket in my SI cause it had an exhaust in Boston they are gonn come down on folks real hard this summer I know it....
that really sucks...sorry guys....everyone should get together and fight the power...
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