DON’T DELAY! Please voice your Opposition for H.B. 1805 immediately from the Joint Transportation Committee Members by emailing now:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 1805 creates a new definition of “antique motor vehicle” for those over 25 years old that are substantially maintained in original or restored condition and intended to be operated upon any highway or public way. Under current Massachusetts law, an “antique motor car” is any motor vehicle over 25 years old which is maintained solely for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest.
- H.B. 1805 requires that antique motor vehicles 25 years old and older undergo annual emissions inspections to ensure that they meet emissions standards in effect at the time of manufacture. Massachusetts already exempts all vehicles manufactured before 2003 from emissions tests.
- H.B. 1805 allows the state to adopt additional standards to ensure that other parts or components of the antique motor vehicle are in good working order and that the antique motor vehicle is safe to operate. Current Massachusetts law already requires that all registered vehicles receive an annual safety inspection.
Overview: Legislation (H.B. 1805) has been introduced in Massachusetts to create a separate definition for “antique motor vehicles” and require that they undergo annual emissions inspections to ensure that they meet emissions standards in effect at the time of manufacture. The bill will be considered by the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee.