Law & Order

Pro-Hobbyist Specially Constructed Vehicle Bill Introduced in Maryland

A version of SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for specially constructed vehicles, including kits and replicas, has been introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates. The bill defines a specially constructed vehicle as a vehicle that was constructed from any combination of new or used parts; was not originally constructed by a generally recognized vehicle manufacturer; and has not been materially altered. The measure allows for the use of non-original materials, exempts specially constructed vehicles from standard equipment requirements and emissions inspections, and provides for special license plates for specially constructed vehicles. The bill will be considered by the Maryland House Environmental Matters Committee on February 8, 2011.

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