COLUMBUS -- Would you like to get your car E-Checked when you get your oil changed or your chassis lubed?
Today State Sen. Tim Grendell (R-Chesterland) and state Rep. Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) introduced legislation in both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House that seeks to make driving more convenient for Northeast drivers.
They want to decentralize E-Check and allow vehicle owners in Northeast Ohio to have their vehicles emissions tested when they obtain an oil change or other vehicle maintenance.
The owner still will not have to pay, and the cost to the state for the decentralizing test will be less than the current cost.
"While Representative Young and I still think that E-check is a waste of time and money, unfortunately the federal government mandates some form of emissions testing. If we cannot eliminate E-check, we can make it more convenient for vehicle owners in Northeast Ohio, save the cost of gasoline incurred by driving to some out of the way centralized E-check station, and make it less expensive for the state by decentralizing E-check," Grendell said.
"If this legislation is passed by the Legislature, next year vehicle owners in Northeast Ohio will still be able to get the E-check at no charge, but much more conveniently," Young said.