SEMA eNews Vol. 22, No. 13, March 28, 2019

Texas Assembled Vehicle Bill Unanimously Passes Committee, Sent to House Calendar Committee for Action

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  Texas
The Texas House Transportation Committee unanimously passed a bill (H.B. 1755) to create a titling and registration class for assembled vehicles, including kit cars, custom vehicles and street rods, replica cars and dune buggies.
   

The Texas House Transportation Committee unanimously passed a bill (H.B. 1755) to create a titling and registration class for assembled vehicles, including kit cars, custom vehicles and street rods, replica cars and dune buggies. Many of these vehicles are already permitted to be titled and registered under existing state regulations, but dune buggies have been disallowed in recent years. The SEMA-supported legislation would permit their registration and confirm that the other vehicles are also eligible under state law.

The new class of assembled vehicles would be subject to inspection by an ASE certified Master Technician for basic equipment, including the chassis, tires, wheel assembly, brake system, steering system and lighting equipment among other items. The bill would exempt a hobbyist constructing an assembled vehicle from being a licensed manufacturer.

The bill has been sent to the House Calendar Committee, which must now vote to send it to the House floor. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.

For details, contact Christian Robinson at stateleg@sema.org.

 

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