SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 17, April 28, 2011

Texas Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Approved by full House; Moves Next to Senate Transportation Committee

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SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was approved by the full Texas House of Representatives. The bill defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948.

The measure also allows for the use of non-original materials and creates a titling and registration criterion that assigns these vehicles the same model-year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble. The bill will now be considered by the Senate Transportation Committee.

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