Ohio H.B. 560, the bill to allow townships to confiscate inoperable vehicles deemed to be “junk,” including collector cars, from private property died when the 2006 Ohio legislative session adjourned for the year. The bill was approved by the House, but was not considered by the Senate. It is highly likely that the bill will be reintroduced in 2007.
The SEMA Action Network (SAN) supports legislation that permits the outdoor storage of a motor vehicle if the vehicle is maintained in such a manner as not to constitute a health hazard. These vehicles could be located away from public view, or screened by means of a suitable fence, trees, shrubbery, opaque covering or other appropriate means.
We will work with the Ohio legislature in the coming months to modify the bill’s language to provide that project cars will be guaranteed protection when properly maintained on private property.
Thank you all for you e-mails, letters and phone calls in opposition to the bill. Our voices were heard!