Law & Order

Washington Bill to Restrict Eligibility for Hobby Vehicle Registration Unfavorably Amended, Advances

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

SEMA-opposed legislation (S.B. 6156) in Washington to significantly restrict eligibility of collector vehicles and horseless carriages passed the Senate Transportation Committee and now awaits consideration in the Senate Rules Committee.

Under existing law, a collector vehicle must be at least 30 years old, while a horseless carriage must be at least 40 years old. If passed, collector vehicles would be required to be at least 40 years old, while horseless carriages would be defined as being manufactured prior to 1916. The bill would also restrict the issuance of year of manufacture plates and considerably increase registration fees.

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