Law & Order

Bill to Increase Fees for Antiques, Street Rods and Special-Interest Vehicles Defeated

Working with the SEMA Action Network (SAN), SEMA convinced Kansas legislators to delete provisions from a revenue bill that increased the fees on antiques, street rods and special-interest vehicles. The language sought to raise the registration fees on these vehicles, including a $10 increase on January 1, 2013, and another $10 increase on January 1, 2014.

After alerting SAN members in the state of the impending fee increases, hobbyists responded in full force with e-mails and phone calls to their state representatives. The response facilitated the removal of the fee increases for both antiques and special-interest vehicles/street rods (which are treated as one category under Kansas law).

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