By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Working with Nevada lawmakers, SEMA amended legislation that originally threatened to add abandoned, unregistered, inoperable or junk motor vehicles to the list of items that constitute a public nuisance. Under existing law, counties and cities may remove a public nuisance at the property owner’s expense if, after notice, the property owner does not remove the nuisance. Under the SEMA-drafted amendment, abandoned, inoperable or junk vehicles stored on private property would only require screening from public view. Unregistered vehicles could not be declared a nuisance under the SEMA amendment. After being approved by the Nevada State Assembly, the bill has now been sent to the Senate Government Affairs Committee for its consideration.