WASHINGTON Legislation eliminating a requirement that dealers provide car buyers with a federal Clean Air Act certificate is moving to the U.S. Senate.
The bipartisan bill approved unanimously Wednesday by the House was written by U.S. Reps. Gary Peters of Michigan and Bob Latta of Ohio. Peters, a Democrat, says their initiative would eliminate a redundant and outdated provision of the law because all cars and trucks sold in the U.S. already must comply with the Clean Air Act when they leave the factory.
He called it a common-sense move to cut red tape paperwork for auto dealers and consumers. Groups representing auto dealers support the legislation.
Peters is running for the U.S. Senate seat opening up with the retirement of Carl Levin at year's end.