URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
A bill (S.B. 2166) to increase the population of vehicles prohibited from modifying the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was approved by the North Dakota Senate and has now been referred to the House Transportation Committee. Under the bill, vehicles 10,000 pounds and less would be prohibited from these modifications. Currently, vehicles 7,000 pounds and less are prohibited.
We Urge You to Contact All Members of the House Transportation Committee (List Attached) Immediately To Request Their Opposition to S.B. 2166
- S.B. 2166 was amended in committee to delete a provision that permits modification if the equipment meets “SEMA standards.” There are no specific SEMA standards applicable to equipment used to modify suspension, steering or brake systems. SEMA does not set standards.
- S.B. 2166 as amended would instead require that modifying equipment, including tires, meet unspecified state requirements.
- Senator Dave Oehlke (email@example.com), the sponsor of S.B. 2166, claims that the bill is intended to remedy a “gap” in the current law that gives vehicles between 7,000 and 10,000 pounds unlimited ability to make vehicle height modifications. After thorough review, we were not able to verify such a gap
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the North Dakota House Transportation Committee immediately to request their opposition to S.B. 2166.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your assistance.
North Dakota House Transportation Committee
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Representative Dan Ruby (Chair)
Representative Lisa Meier (Vice-Chair)
Representative Rick C. Becker
Representative Lois Delmore
Representative Robert Frantsvog
Representative Ben Hanson
Representative Kathy Hawken
Representative Marvin E. Nelson
Representative Christopher D. Olson
Representative Mark S. Owens
Representative Gary Paur
Representative Mike Schatz
Representative Gary R. Sukut
Representative Robin Weisz