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[§3704.14.3] §3704.143. No new or renewal contract for emissions inspections; termination of program.

(A) As used in this section, "contract" means a contract entered into by the state under former section 3704.14 of the Revised Code, as that section existed prior to its repeal and reenactment by Am. Sub. H.B. 66 of the 126th General Assembly, with a private contractor for the purpose of conducting emissions inspections under a motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program.

(B) Except as authorized in section 3704.14 of the Revised Code, as that section was reenacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 66 of the 126th General Assembly, the director of environmental protection shall not renew any contract that is in existence on September 5, 2001. Further, except as authorized in that section, the director shall not enter into a new contract upon the expiration or termination of any contract that is in existence on September 5, 2001, or enter into any new contract for the implementation of a motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program in a county in which such a program is not operating on that date.

(C) Except as authorized in section 3704.14 of the Revised Code, as that section was reenacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 66 of the 126th General Assembly, upon the expiration or termination of all contracts that are in existence on September 5, 2001, the director of environmental protection shall terminate all motor vehicle inspection and maintenance programs in this state and shall not implement a new motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program unless such a program is authorized by the general assembly.

(D) If the general assembly authorizes any program for the inspection of motor vehicle emissions under division (C) of this section after all contracts for a motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program that are in existence on September 5, 2001, terminate or expire, a motor vehicle, the legal title to which has never been transferred by a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer to an ultimate purchaser as defined in section 4517.01 of the Revised Code, shall be exempt from any emissions inspections that are required under such a program for a period of not less than four years commencing on the date when the first certificate of title to the vehicle was issued on behalf of the ultimate purchaser under Chapter 4503. of the Revised Code. A motor vehicle that is exempt from any emissions inspections under this division shall remain exempt during that period regardless of whether legal title to the motor vehicle is transferred during that period.

HISTORY: 149 v H 94. Eff 9-5-2001; 150 v H 87, §1, eff. 6-30-03; 151 v H 66, §101.01, eff. 7-1-05

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