Connecticut House to Consider Bill to Increase Property Taxes on Antique/Rare/Special Interest Motor Vehicles

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff 

After being approved by the Joint Committee on Planning and Development by a narrow 10–9 vote, legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “antique, rare or special-interest motor vehicles” or “modified antique motor vehicles” will be considered by the Connecticut House of Representatives in a vote by all members. Under the bill, vehicles seeking registration as antique, rare or special-interest motor vehicles or as modified antique motor vehicles would be required to be at least 30 years old. Currently, vehicles 20 years old or older are eligible for this status and special license plates. For the purpose of property taxes, the bill also increases the maximum assessment of these vehicles from $500 to $2,500. 

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