[Oeva-list] Oregon's new AFTERMARKET bill

D@nil0 Danilo_Reyes at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 11 10:23:58 PST 2009



I disagree,

What do you mean that aftermarket do not sell Jack that is fuel efficient?

OEM cars have restrictions that are there just because they need to satisfy a wide variety of customers. Example of this is noise levels and ride quality (from tires, exhaust, air intake etc)

Some customers are willing to sacrifice some of that comfort for practicability. Most would do it themselves and some of us already do it.


The car would improve a few miles per gallon if you install a good brand intake and exhaust. There are a few other modifications you can do in addition to that, and there are a few cars that the improvement would be much better than others.



For another example, do you know that it is illegal to modify a car to E85? without entering in a debate if it is green or not, the way the law stands now, it is not legal. I would love to be able to have a renewable fuel and not having to pay the other countries as much as we do now while at the same time reducing the carbon footprint. (Not counting the extra horsepower I will have.)


Well I guess everyone have their own opinions.

For me, this regulation will do more harm than good.






  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John Benson 
  To: Kristen Hall-Geisler 
  Cc: OEVA 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 9:33 AM
  Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Oregon's new AFTERMARKET bill

  I'm not sure what the problem is really either?

   (d) Restrictions and prohibitions on the sale and distribution
  of after-market motor vehicle parts, including but not limited to
  tires, if alternatives are available that decrease greenhouse gas
  emissions from motor vehicles;

  That's all is says about aftermarket.

  Sounds like a good thing. If there are alternatives, aftermarkets need to provide them. Does Les Schwab sell LRR tires as a first choice? Not generally. Sorta like saying pharmacies need to sell generics. Well, yeah, except the generics are the fuel efficient options. Most of the time, autoparts stores don't sell Jack that's fuel efficient, except for garbage "magic solutions" and fuel additives. Nothing in this about having to sell GM products or non-aftermarket products as far as I read it, but I'm not a lawyer. Potentially, that means maybe autoparts stores would have to sell Zilla's (if they were manufactured again)? Yahoo!


  On Feb 10, 2009, at 9:34 PM, Kristen Hall-Geisler wrote:

    I'm not sure why EVers would want to stop this; here's the text of the bill: http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2100.dir/hb2186.intro.html

    Maybe I've missed a subtlety you guys have picked up on. - khg

    Kristen Hall-Geisler
    freelance writer | Portland, Oregon
    503.975.0306 | kristenhallgeisler.com

    From: D at nil0
    Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 5:57 PM
    To: oeva-list at oeva.org
    Subject: [Oeva-list] Oregon's new AFTERMARKET bill


    We need to stop this. As a new bill is soon to be introduced.
    We need all to send emails and letters as this could be the end of the aftermarked parts market.

    as you said even if you aren't from Oregon, please send an e-mail anyways to help get this bill to fail.

    Your state could be next!!!!

    Oregon Introduces Bill to Prohibit Sale of Aftermarket Parts 
    At the request of Governor Theodore Kulongoski, the Oregon Speaker of the House has introduced legislation (H.B. 2186) to prohibit the sale and distribution of aftermarket motor vehicle parts if alternatives are available that “decrease greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles.” The bill is primarily focused on aftermarket tires and would authorize the Environmental Quality Commission to implement enforcement regulations, likely based on a rolling resistance calculation. 

    We Urge You to Contact Oregon Speaker of the House Dave Hunt and Members of the Environment and Water Committee (Contact Information Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 2186

    H.B. 2186 would regulate vehicle fuel economy, an authority reserved to the federal government.

    H.B. 2186 could ban tires that may have improved performance, handling or appearance features, based solely on a rolling resistance rating. In addition, this program could easily distract consumers from focusing on more important safety issues such as tire inflation and overloading of vehicles.

    H.B. 2186 would force consumers to purchase only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) tires because the program essentially exempts OEM-selected tires and unfairly implies that they are superior to aftermarket products.

    H.B. 2186 could prohibit aftermarket parts designed to either personalize or optimize specific vehicle performance attributes including handling, towing, suspension, fuel economy, etc.

    H.B. 2186 provides broad authority to government regulators and could limit a range of aftermarket parts currently available to consumers based on the subjective determination of government regulators.
    DON’T DELAY! Please contact Oregon Speaker Dave Hunt and the House Environment and Water Committee immediately to urge his opposition to H.B. 2186. 

    Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt
    Phone: 503/986-1440
    Email: rep.davehunt at state.or.us

    Oregon House Environment and Water Committee

    Representative Ben Cannon – Chair
    Phone: 503/986-1446
    Email: rep.bencannon at state.or.us

    Representative Jules Bailey
    Phone: 503/986-1442
    Email: rep.juleskopelbailey at state.or.us

    Representative Phil Barnhart
    Phone: 503/986-1411
    Email: rep.philbarnhart at state.or.us

    Representative Cliff Bentz
    Phone: 503/986-1460
    Email: rep.cliffbentz at state.or.us

    Representative Deborah Boone
    Phone: 503/986-1432
    Email: rep.deborahboone at state.or.us

    Representative Vic Gilliam
    Phone: 503/986-1418
    Email: rep.vicgilliam at state.or.us

    Representative Bob Jenson
    Phone: 503/986-1458
    Email: rep.bobjenson at state.or.us

    Representative Jefferson Smith
    Phone: 503/986-1447
    Email: rep.jeffersonsmith at state.or.us

    from this web site:



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