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Will Gov. Brown Listen To GCLA And Veto Limo Retrofit Bill?

Posted on September 23, 2013
The fate of stretch limousines in California is in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been asked by the Greater California Livery Association to veto a stringent limo retrofit bill requiring additional emergency exits.

The fate of stretch limousines in California is in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been asked by the Greater California Livery Association to veto a stringent limo retrofit bill requiring additional emergency exits.

The fate of stretch limousines in California is in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been asked by the Greater California Livery Association to veto a stringent limo retrofit bill requiring additional emergency exits.
The fate of stretch limousines in California is in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been asked by the Greater California Livery Association to veto a stringent limo retrofit bill requiring additional emergency exits.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state's limousine industry group is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto new legislation that came in response to the deadly San Mateo bridge fire and which calls for emergency exits in new and old limos.

The letter dated Wednesday from the Greater California Livery Association says that the exits could present a danger to passengers by spurring a "massive explosion" and notes the timetable for the upgrades is unrealistic.

San Jose Mercury News article here

LCT article here

Related Topics: California operators, GCLA, Greater California Livery Association, industry regulations, legislation, limo fire, limousine manufacturing, Mark Stewart, passenger safety, state regulations, stretch limousine

Comments ( 1 )
  • stewart

     | about 5 years ago

    well I guess that you got answer huh? Editor, did you really think that gvt was going to sit idly by and let people get burned to death but for the cost of a pop out window or two or lack of fire bottles where some one could actually get to them?

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