A proposed bill to limit inspections on new cars died today in the House-Senate Joint Transportation Oversight Committee. The bill would have exempted vehicles three or fewer model years old from inspections. Supporters argued that such inspections were unnecessary as new model cars rarely failed the inspections. The inspection program has also suffered from reports of widespread fraud. Opponents stated they were concerned about potential safety violations and the impact the bill would have on thousands of inspection station operators across the state. The committee voted against the bill by a 7-5 margin.