SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 8, February 19, 2015

Pro-Hobby Virginia Bills Fail to Meet Crossover Deadline

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Pro-hobby Virginia legislation, newly introduced for 2015, died when the bills failed to meet the deadline for crossing from one chamber to the other.

Pro-hobby Virginia legislation, newly introduced for 2015, died when the bills failed to meet the deadline for crossing from one chamber to the other. To follow is a brief summary:

  • Virginia H.B. 1832: Legislation to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles whose original design does not provide for display of a front plate was considered and tabled by a House Transportation Subcommittee, killing it for the year. The bill sought to protect the aesthetic contours of certain vehicles and relieve vehicle owners of the burden and expense of having to create mounting holes on some original bumpers. In addition, the measure would have saved money, conserved resources and brought Virginia in line with other states that are moving to a single-plate requirement.
  • Virginia H.B. 1579: Legislation to provide that vehicle registrations would be permanent unless there was a change of ownership or address was tabled by the full House Transportation Committee, killing it for the year. The bill was previously considered by a subcommittee. The bill would have taken effect in July 1, 2015, at the current level for registration fees.

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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