$15,000 in Fines Paid by Galaxy Coach

This page finalized June 15, 2009


During February 2007, the Air Resources Board (ARB) discovered that the limousine builder, Galaxy Coach, was offering for sale and selling new, non-California certified vehicles in California.  Galaxy Coach made modifications to the original certified vehicles by stretching them for use as limousines, which resulted in a new type of vehicle augmented with size and weight increases.  Under ARB regulations, these increases in weight and size required the limousine manufacturer to certify the modified vehicles.  Galaxy Coach did not certify their modified limousines in violation of Health and Safety Code Sections 43150 through 43156, and Vehicle Code Section 27156.  During June 2009, the ARB and Galaxy Coach reached a mutual settlement agreement which included a penalty of $15,000 payable to the California Air Pollution Control Fund.