Legislation (H.B. 6495) to disallow the use of year-of-manufacture license plates after July 1, 2013 has been introduced in the Connecticut House. Under the bill, the owner of an antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle who was authorized before July 1, 2013 to display a year of manufacture plate could continue to display the plate until the registration period expires. However, upon renewal of registration, the owner would be required display a current registration plate. The bill would totally outlaw use of all year-of-manufacture plates after June 30, 2015. The measure will be considered by the Connecticut Joint Transportation Committee on Friday, March 8, 2013.
We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Joint Transportation Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Opposition to H.B. 6495
- In Connecticut, an antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle is a motor vehicle twenty years old or older which is being preserved because of historic interest and which is not altered or modified from the original manufacturer's specifications.
- Current law provides vehicle owners the option of using vintage, original model-year license plates on antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle.
- H.B. 6495 ignores the fact that existing antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained, infrequently operated hobby cars which deserve to display license plates that recognize the unique historical nature of these vehicles as mobile museum pieces.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Connecticut Joint Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their opposition to H.B. 6495.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at email@example.com. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.
Connecticut Joint Transportation Committee
To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
Andrew.Maynard@cga.ct.gov; Tony.Guerrera@cga.ct.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org; Steve.Mikutel@cga.ct.gov; Toni.Boucher@cga.ct.gov; David.Scribner@housegop.ct.gov; David.Alexander@cga.ct.gov; email@example.com; Steve.Cassano@cga.ct.gov; Gerald.Fox@cga.ct.gov; Scott.Frantz@cga.ct.gov; Janice.Giegler@housegop.ct.gov; Hartley@senatedems.ct.gov; DebraLee.Hovey@housegop.ct.gov; Claire.Janowski@cga.ct.gov; Ed.Jutila@cga.ct.gov; David.Labriola@housegop.ct.gov; Timothy.Larson@cga.ct.gov; Roland.Lemar@cga.ct.gov; Carlo.Leone@cga.ct.gov; Rick.Lopes@cga.ct.gov; Michael.McLachlan@cga.ct.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org; Russell.Morin@cga.ct.gov; Elaine.OBrien@cga.ct.gov; Tom.ODea@housegop.ct.gov; email@example.com; Ezequiel.Santiago@cga.ct.gov; Pamela.Sawyer@housegop.ct.gov; Peggy.Sayers@cga.ct.gov; Joseph.Serra@cga.ct.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org; Jonathan.Steinberg@cga.ct.gov; Joe.Verrengia@cga.ct.gov