The ability of car enthusiasts to enhance their vehicles—regardless of the year, make or model—is constantly challenged by new laws and regulations. Allies are needed on all fronts. During the 2019 SEMA Show, you can boost your industry’s political horsepower by stopping by the Members Lounge (Room N251 in the Las Vegas Convention Center) and supporting SEMA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) and the SEMA Action Network (SAN).
SEMA Action Network (SAN)
Previously, only vehicles that were at least 35 years from the date of manufacture were eligible for antique tags.
Legislation (H.B. 1711) in Pennsylvania to allow the sale of limited-edition ’50s- and ’60s-style heritage license plates passed the House Transportation Committee and awaits consideration on the House Floor.
Legislation (S.B. 179) has been introduced in Ohio to require license plates on the front and rear of all motor vehicles.
A package of bills (S.B. 344, S.B. 345, and S.B. 346) introduced in Michigan to allow for the titling and registration of surplus and historic military vehicles was approved by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and await consideration by the full Senate.
Legislation (H.B. 1711) has been introduced in Pennsylvania that would allow the sale of limited-edition ’50s- and ’60s-style heritage license plates.
The Rhode Island legislature passed SEMA-supported bills (S.B. 621/H.B. 5888) to allow vehicles with year of manufacture (YOM) tags to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle.
Hawaii Governor David Ige vetoed legislation (H.B. 323) that would have allowed for the titling and registration of former military vehicles.
Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 31) easing the process of registering a street rod by favorably changing the existing age and equipment requirements.
Legislation (S.B. 293/H.B. 1851) to allow the titling of HUMVEES (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles or HMMWV) failed to pass before the Oklahoma legislature adjourned for 2019.