SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 35, August 27, 2020

Virginia Bill Introduced to Protect Enthusiasts From Unfair Citations

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The Virginia Senate introduced SEMA-supported legislation (S.B. 5029), which includes provisions that would change certain traffic infractions from primary to secondary offenses. A secondary offense is one for which a citation can only be issued if the driver is stopped for another separate offense.

If passed, the following traffic infractions would be changed to secondary offenses: operating a motor vehicle without an exhaust system that prevents excessive or unusual levels of noise, without a light illuminating a license plate or with certain sun-shading materials and tinting films.

For more information and to request support for this bill, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.

For details, contact Christian Robinson at

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