Senate to Consider Pro-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill in Washington State

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff 

A version of SEMA-model legislation to prohibit cities or towns from enforcing an ordinance, development regulation, zoning regulation or administrative practice that prevents automobile collectors from pursuing their hobby was approved by the Senate Governmental Operations Committee and Rules Committee. Under the bill, junked, wrecked or inoperable vehicles stored on private property would only require screening from public view. Six or fewer vehicles that are 30 years old or older, including one parts car, would be permitted for hobby vehicle restoration as long as restoration is an ancillary use of the property. The bill will next be voted on by the full Washington Senate. 

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