SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 15, April 12, 2012

Wisconsin Enacts Law to Permit Registration of Former Military Vehicles

A bill that originally sought to provide legal registration to hobby vehicles with a clear title, required safety equipment and in good working order was signed into law by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. At the request of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the scope of the legislation was limited to former military vehicles. Lawmakers eliminated several pro-hobby provisions that applied to all hobby vehicles, such as pre-’68 vehicles, imports and kit cars. While the amended bill does not solve the many problems associated with registering a hobby car in Wisconsin, the SEMA-supported bill does provide incremental improvement to the rules governing former military vehicles.  

For more information, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.