In Reply to: Re: CA smog laws ... Sacramento Bee posted by Dwight on April 28, 2000 at 18:52:21:
: FYI-Currently, it is only 73 and earlier vehicles that are smog exempt in CA, SB1175 which if passed will make 30 year and older vehicles exempt has not passed yet. Click on: http://www.smogcheck.ca.gov/smogweb/smog/doineed.asp for more info.
Not quite right. According to the site you provided, it says "Q: When will my post-1974 model year vehicle become exempt from Smog Check?
A: 1974 and subsequent model year vehicles will be exempt from Smog Check when they turn 30 years old. Under current law, a 1974 model year vehicle will be exempt in 2003, a 1975 in 2004, etc."
So the law has indeed passed for the rolling 30 year exemption, though it doesn't start till 2003.