SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 31, August 6, 2009

North Carolina Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Approved by Legislature; Moves to Governor for Signature

The House version of model legislation to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods, replicas and custom vehicles was approved by the North Carolina Senate. The bill is the product of negotiations between SEMA and the hobbyist network in North Carolina and retains the key components of the SEMA-model bill while relieving vehicle owners of unfair title branding and inspection concerns. The bill now goes to the Governor for her signature and enactment into law.

The measure provides specific registration and titling classes for street rods and replicas; allows for the use of non-original materials and creates a titling and registration criterion that assigns replica vehicles the same model year designation as the production vehicle intended to be replicated and requires that the title of a replica vehicle clearly indicates that the vehicle is a replica and not an original.

Read additional information on the bill.

For details, contact Steve McDonald.

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