01/24/2000 – SEMA Action Network Legislative Alert – GA Bill Would Outlaw Nitrous Oxide Use


SEMA Action Network Legislative Alert – GA Bill Would Outlaw Nitrous Oxide Use



(This article posted on behalf of SEMA Action Network Legislative Alert)

A bill (H.B. 1183) has been introduced in the Georgia House of
Representatives that would prohibit public road use of a passenger car or
pickup truck “which supplies or is specially equipped to supply the motor
vehicle’s combustion engine with nitrous oxide as a fuel additive.” The
bill has been referred to the Georgia House Motor Vehicles Committee. A
hearing on this bill is expected in the near future.


We Urge You to Contact Your State Legislators Immediately in Opposition to
This Bill


H.B. 1183 would outlaw vehicles merely equipped with nitrous oxide delivery
systems, regardless of whether they’re being used or not.


H.B. 1183 ignores the fact that nitrous oxide can make maneuvers such as
passing, going uphill or merging onto a highway safer for vehicles with slow
acceleration.


H.B. 1183 ignores the fact that the extra power provided by nitrous oxide
can improve the safety of large trucks or motorhomes, especially when
pulling a trailer.


H.B. 1183 cites no health or safety data to demonstrate that nitrous oxide
systems warrant a ban.


Contact your state legislators in opposition to this proposed legislation.
This bill tramples on the rights of vehicle owners and enthusiasts in
Georgia. If you need assistance in determining who your legislators are,
please contact the General Information Line at 404/656-5082. This
information can also be obtained by calling the SEMA Washington, D.C. office
at 202/783-6007 or via the Internet at
www.sema.org/fedleg/legislatorrequest.


Please fax a copy of your letters to us at 202/783-6024 or mail to:


SEMA Washington Office
1317 F St., NW, Ste. 500
Washington, D.C. 20004
Attn: Steve McDonald/Brian Caudill


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