SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 8, February 23, 2012

Wisconsin Introduces Motor Vehicle Registration Rights Bill

In cooperation with Wisconsin's collector vehicle community, legislation has been introduced to provide legal registration to hobby vehicles with a clear title, required safety equipment and in good working order. Under the bill, these registrations would be available to owners regardless of the vehicle’s color, former owner or previous uses. The measure ensures that all vehicles, including ones that predate Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) or are specifically exempted from them, are not denied registration or forced into a highly restrictive registration class, for non-compliance with FMVSS. This includes pre-’68 vehicles, imports, kit-cars, government surplus vehicles, etc.

In addition, the bill allows owners of government surplus (former military) vehicles the option to license them for regular uses, provided the vehicle meets the Wisconsin equipment requirements. 

More information is available. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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