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H.43

Introduced by   Representative Jewett of Ripton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; noise; decibel limits

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to regulate motor vehicle noise levels.

AN ACT RELATING TO REGULATING MOTOR VEHICLE NOISE LEVELS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 1221b is added to read:

§ 1221b.  MOTOR VEHICLE NOISE LEVELS

Except for commercial vehicles, regulated by federal law, which are engaged in interstate commerce, all motor vehicles shall be equipped with a muffler system and such other equipment or devices which reduce maximum noise to a level, established by rule of the commissioner, which shall not exceed 82 decibels on the A scale at 50 feet, in a normal operating environment.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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