Legislation has been reintroduced in the New York Assembly by Assemblymember and State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus Chairman Bill Reilich to provide that historical vehicle owners only pay a one-time registration fee of $100 upon initial registration. The $100 one-time fee would replace the current annual fee of $28.75.
The reduced registration fee would be available to owners of historical vehicles owned and operated as an exhibition piece or collector’s item and used for club activities, exhibits, tours, parades, occasional transportation and similar uses.
Under current New York law, a historical motor vehicle is either a vehicle manufactured more than 25 years ago or one which has unique characteristics and which is determined to be of historical, classic or exhibition value. The bill has been referred to the New York Assembly Transportation Committee for consideration.