New Mexico Introduces Bill to Ease Titling and Registration of Replica Cars

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
 

New Mexico Introduces Bill to Ease Titling and Registration of Replica Cars

A version of SEMA model legislation (H.B. 510) to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered has been introduced.  H.B. 510 defines "replica car" as a motor vehicle that is assembled from a pre-fabricated chassis and body kit purchased from a replica car manufacturer.   

Please Contact Members of the New Mexico House Transportation and Public Works Committee (Contact Info Below) to Request Support for H.B. 510

  • H.B. 510 creates a specific registration and titling class for replicas and provides that the model year is the year of manufacture of the model or brand that a replica car most resembles in outward appearance as described by the manufacturer in published information.
     
  • H.B. 510 provides that a replica car is exempt from a state or local law or ordinance requiring periodic vehicle or vehicle emission inspections and testing.
     
  • H.B. 510 provides that replica cars shall be maintained only for occasional transportation, exhibitions, vehicle club activities, parades, tours and similar limited uses and not for general or daily transportation.
     
  • H.B. 510 provides that a replica car need not have equipment that was not required by state or federal law in its model year.
     
  • H.B. 510, if enacted into law, would become effective on July 1, 2015.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the New Mexico House Transportation and Public Works Committee by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 510    

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. 

New Mexico House Transportation & Public Works Committee

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

cath@cathrynnbrown.com; tavish38@gmail.com; bealquin.gomez@nmlegis.gov; roberto.gonzales@nmlegis.gov; JasonHarperNM@gmail.com; larry@larranaga.com; patricia.lundstrom@nmlegis.gov; matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov; roddmontoya@gmail.com; paul.pacheco@nmlegis.gov; patricio.ruiloba@nmlegis.gov; lucky4st@msn.com

Representative Cathrynn N. Brown (Chair)
Phone: (575) 706-4420
Email: cath@cathrynnbrown.com

Representative Dianne Miller Hamilton (Vice-Chair)
Phone: (575) 538-9336
Email: tavish38@gmail.com

Representative Bealquin Bill Gomez
Phone: (575) 233-3040
Email: bealquin.gomez@nmlegis.gov

Representative Roberto J. Gonzales
Phone: (575) 751-1467
Email: roberto.gonzales@nmlegis.gov

Representative Jason C. Harper
Phone: (505) 554-7970
Email: JasonHarperNM@gmail.com

Representative Larry A. Larrañaga
Phone: (505) 821-4948
Email: larry@larranaga.com

Representative Patricia A. Lundstrom
Phone: (505) 722-2980
Email: patricia.lundstrom@nmlegis.gov

Representative Matthew McQueen
Email: matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov

Representative Rod Montoya
Phone: (505) 360-1510
Email: roddmontoya@gmail.com

Representative Paul A. Pacheco
Phone: (505) 263-9235
Email: paul.pacheco@nmlegis.gov

Representative Patricio Ruiloba
Phone: (505) 417-1749
Email: patricio.ruiloba@nmlegis.gov

Representative Luciano Varela
Phone: (505) 982-1292
Email: lucky4st@msn.com

 

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