Law & Order

Hearing Scheduled on Wisconsin Proposal to Restrict Imported Collector Car Registrations

A hearing to consider the Wisconsin-proposed regulation, Chapter Trans 123, to prohibit the registration of certain imported vehicles has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 22.

The Department of Transportation proposed Trans 123 to prohibit the registration of imported vehicles manufactured after 1967 that do not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). U.S. law specifically exempts imported vehicles that are 25 years old and older from these safety standards. Trans 123 offers no such reasonable exemption. The regulation permits the continued registration of subject vehicles that are already legally registered in Wisconsin, but only until they are transferred to a new owner.

The joint hearing will be conducted by the Senate and Assembly Transportation Committees in room 412 E of the State House in Madison at 10:00 a.m. The rule is currently under review by the committees, which have until October 10, 2010, to raise an objection. Follow this link to register your opposition.

For details, contact Steve McDonald at