Nevada Bill to Restrict Classic Vehicle Registration to be Amended; Hearing Scheduled for April 9, 2015 at 3:15 p.m.

 

Legislation (A.B. 326) to drastically alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle” will be amended today in the Nevada Transportation Committee.  Under the amendment, only vehicles manufactured prior to 1996 would be eligible for a classic vehicle registration.   Currently, vehicles 25-years old and older are eligible.  The amendment also deletes provisions requiring that owners provide proof satisfactory to the state that the vehicle is driven solely for personal use and not more than 5,000 miles during an annual registration period. The provision requiring the owner to have another passenger car or motorcycle registered during the entire registration period is also deleted.  We do not believe that this amendment serves to protect the hobby, now or in the future!

We Urge You to Call Members of the Nevada Assembly Transportation Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to the Amended A.B. 326

  • Existing law already imposes restrictions on classic vehicles.  These cars are already used primarily club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades and occasional pleasure driving.
     
  • The amended A.B. 326 would deny future classics (1996 and newer) from ever being able to attain classic vehicle registration status and the existing benefits, including the special license plate, lesser fees and exemptions.
     
  • A.B. 326 ignores the fact that these hobby cars in Nevada constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are already well-maintained and infrequently operated.  In fact, classic vehicles currently constitute less than 1.6 % of the total vehicle population in Nevada!

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Nevada Assembly Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their opposition to the amendment to A.B. 326.  Phone calls are best!  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  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. 

Nevada Assembly Transportation Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

 
Assemblymember Jim Wheeler (Chair)
Phone: 775-684-8843
 
Assemblymember Jill Dickman (Vice-Chair)
Phone: 775-684-8563
 
Assemblymember Victoria A. Dooling
Phone: 775-684-8821
 
Assemblymember Michele Fiore
Phone: 775-684-8829
 
Assemblymember Brent A. Jones
Phone: 775-684-8573
 
Assemblymember P.K. O'Neill
Phone: 775-684-8825
 
Assemblymember Stephen H. Silberkraus
Phone: 775-684-8855
 
Assemblymember Melissa Woodbury
Phone: 775-684-8503
 
Assemblymember Nelson Araujo
Phone: 775-684-8599
 
Assemblymember Richard Carrillo
Phone: 775-684-8801
 
Assemblymember Edgar Flores
Phone: 775-684-8583
 
Assemblymember Marilyn K. Kirkpatrick
Phone: 775-684-8509
 
Assemblymember Ellen B. Spiegel
Phone: 775-684-8577
 
Assemblymember Michael C. Sprinkle
Phone: 775-684-8841
 

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