2022 - Assembly Bill 1622 (Chen, Phillip), Smog Check Program: Catalytic Converter Theft (Dead)
Would have required the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide a licensed smog check station with a sign informing customers about strategies for deterring catalytic converter theft, including the etching of identifying information on the catalytic converter. The bill would have also required the sign to be posted conspicuously in an area frequented by customers and would have required it in all licensed smog check stations. The bill would have also authorized stations where licensed smog check technician repairs are performed to offer and recommend to customers the etching as an optional service provided in conjunction with the smog check. Was not heard in Assembly Transportation Committee.