SEMA-opposed legislation that would have allowed cities to remove an inoperable vehicle from private property if the vehicle was deemed a “nuisance” under a local ordinance was defeated on a 14–14 vote in the full Arkansas Senate. The bill needed 18 votes to pass. Opposition to the bill was led by State Senator Johnny Key, a member of the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus. Among other things, the measure provided no reasonable safeguards for legitimate automotive hobbyists to work on inoperable collector vehicles on private property, even those located out of public view.
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