North Dakota Bill to Further Restrict Vehicle Modifications to be Considered by Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday January 29 2015

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
 

 
North Dakota Bill to Further Restrict Vehicle Modifications to be Considered by Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday, January 29, 2015 

A bill (S.B. 2166) has again been introduced in the North Dakota State Senate to increase the population of vehicles prohibited from modifying the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system.  Under the bill, vehicles 10,000 pounds and less would be prohibited from these modifications.  Currently, vehicles 7,000 pounds and less are prohibited.   However, current law permits modification if the equipment meets “SEMA standards.”  The bill will be considered by the North Dakota Senate Transportation committee on Thursday, January 29, 2015. 

We Urge You to Contact Senate Transportation Committee Members (List Attached) Immediately To Request Their Opposition to S.B. 2166

  • S.B. 2166 makes no sense.  There are no specific SEMA standards applicable to equipment used to modify suspension, steering or brake systems.  SEMA does not set standards. 
     
  • Senator Dave Oehlke (doehlke@nd.gov), 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 stevem@sema.org.  Thank you for your assistance.

North Dakota Senate Transportation Committee

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

 
Senator Dave Oehlke (Chair)
Phone: 701-662-4051
 
Senator Jonathan Casper (Vice-Chair)
Phone: 701-893-8005
 
Senator Tyler Axness
Phone: 701-388-1184
 
Senator Tom Campbell
Phone: 701-520-2727
 
Senator David S. Rust
Phone: 701-664-3508
 
Senator George Sinner
 

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