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Metro Council to debate county's emissions testing program

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The amount of money you pay every year to make sure your car is safe could change.

Metro Council will debate about continuing the emissions testing program during their Tuesday night meeting. Click here to read the full text of the resolution.

State lawmakers recently voted to stop forcing drivers to get the $9 annual emissions test, and Metro Council could vote to bring it back.

Emissions testing was set up to improve air quality and bring in millions of dollars for Nashville.

Legal analysts warn that stopping emissions testing means Nashville will lose out on that money and say healthcare costs could go up because of air pollution.

Others argue the air quality now is better than it was when emissions testing started years ago and that it's not necessary.

Metro Council will also be debating whether grocery stores can give you single-use plastic bags. If the bill passes, stores like Kroger and Target would have to use reusable or recyclable bags and would be fined for using plastic bags beginning next year. Click here to read the full bill.

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