SACRAMENTO, CA - Gov. Brown said delaying car registrations would have no economic impact but smog shop owners claim they're feeling the financial pinch.
Steve Looc said business was good at his Smog Express store on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento until the beginning of this month. That's when the number of customers dropped off 30 to 40 percent.
"It's slow right now compared to last year or a couple of months ago," Looc said.
He believes traffic at his shop is down because Brown signed a bill putting a hold on July car registrations.
"I don't know the reason behind it," Looc lamented. "I guess they need to clarify the law regarding DMV fees."
Vehicle license fees were scheduled to drop on July 1 in California. But the governor wanted to buy some time so he could get a budget deal, including license fees, at the current rate.