Law & Order

New Hampshire Bill to Include Older Trucks as Antiques Approved by Senate Committee; Moves to Full Senate

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old in the definition of eligible “antique motor vehicles.”

Legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “antique motor vehicles” was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and will be sent to the full Senate for a vote by all members. The bill has already been approved by the full House of Representatives. The measure provides the option for older trucks to take advantage of the many accommodations available to antique motor vehicles. Under New Hampshire law, antique motor vehicles pay a minimal registration fee. In addition, antiques are only inspected every two years, can use year-of-manufacture license plates and are exempted from certain equipment requirements. Antique motor vehicles may be used in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest.

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