Tennessee Bills to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Privilege Tax Move Forward

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
 

Tennessee Bills to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Privilege Tax Move Forward 

Identical legislation (H.B. 1487/S.B. 1688) in the Tennessee House and Senate to allow counties to exempt owners of antique motor vehicles from the privilege tax has continued to progress in both houses.  H.B. 1487 was passed by the House Transportation Committee and will now go to the House floor for a vote, while S.B. 1688 was passed by the full Senate.  If H.B. 1487 is passed by the House unamended then the bills will merge and be sent to the governor.  Under both bills, the county may also only require a one-time only payment of the tax.  According to the state, the average amount of the one-time tax imposed would be $43.10.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Tennessee House of Representatives (Lists Attached) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 1487.

  • In Tennessee, an "antique motor vehicle" is a motor vehicle over twenty-five years old with a nonmodified engine and body that is used for participation in, or transportation to and from, club activities, exhibits, tours, parades, and similar uses as a collector's item; on the highways for the purpose of selling, testing the operation of, or obtaining repairs to or maintenance; and for general transportation only on Saturday and Sunday.
     
  • Sixty out of ninety-five counties in Tennessee impose a motor vehicle privilege tax. The average tax rate among the 60 counties that impose the tax is estimated to be $43.10.
     
  • H.B. 1487/S.B. 1688 recognize the fact that existing antique motor vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained, infrequently operated hobby cars and deserving of tax benefits.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Tennessee House of Representatives immediately to request their support for H.B. 1487.    

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. 

Tennessee State House of Representatives

To e-mail all Representatives, copy and paste the email address blocks below as separate emails:

rep.raumesh.akbari@capitol.tn.gov; rep.david.alexander@capitol.tn.gov; rep.joe.armstrong@capitol.tn.gov; rep.paul.bailey@capitol.tn.gov; rep.harry.brooks@capitol.tn.gov; rep.kevin.brooks@capitol.tn.gov; rep.sheila.butt@capitol.tn.gov; rep.kent.calfee@capitol.tn.gov; rep.karen.camper@capitol.tn.gov; rep.dale.carr@capitol.tn.gov; rep.joe.carr@capitol.tn.gov; rep.mike.carter@capitol.tn.gov; rep.glen.casada@capitol.tn.gov; rep.jim.coley@capitol.tn.gov; rep.barbara.cooper@capitol.tn.gov; rep.vince.dean@capitol.tn.gov; rep.john.deberry@capitol.tn.gov; rep.vance.dennis@capitol.tn.gov; rep.barry.doss@capitol.tn.gov; rep.bill.dunn@capitol.tn.gov; rep.jeremy.durham@capitol.tn.gov; rep.jimmy.eldridge@capitol.tn.gov; rep.joshua.evans@capitol.tn.gov; rep.jeremy.faison@capitol.tn.gov; rep.andrew.farmer@capitol.tn.gov; rep.joanne.favors@capitol.tn.gov; rep.craig.fitzhugh@capitol.tn.gov; rep.richard.floyd@capitol.tn.gov; rep.john.forgety@capitol.tn.gov; rep.brenda.gilmore@capitol.tn.gov; rep.tilman.goins@capitol.tn.gov; rep.curtis.halford@capitol.tn.gov; rep.steve.hall@capitol.tn.gov; rep.ga.hardaway@capitol.tn.gov; rep.mike.harrison@capitol.tn.gov; speaker.beth.harwell@capitol.tn.gov; rep.david.hawk@capitol.tn.gov; rep.ryan.haynes@capitol.tn.gov; rep.matthew.hill@capitol.tn.gov; rep.timothy.hill@capitol.tn.gov; rep.andy.holt@capitol.tn.gov; rep.darren.jernigan@capitol.tn.gov; rep.curtis.johnson@capitol.tn.gov; rep.gloria.johnson@capitol.tn.gov; rep.sherry.jones@capitol.tn.gov; rep.roger.kane@capitol.tn.gov; rep.kelly.keisling@capitol.tn.gov; rep.william.lamberth@capitol.tn.gov; rep.mary.littleton@capitol.tn.gov;

rep.ron.lollar@capitol.tn.gov; rep.harold.love@capitol.tn.gov; rep.jon.lundberg@capitol.tn.gov; rep.susan.lynn@capitol.tn.gov; rep.pat.marsh@capitol.tn.gov; rep.judd.matheny@capitol.tn.gov; rep.jimmy.matlock@capitol.tn.gov; rep.gerald.mccormick@capitol.tn.gov; rep.steve.mcdaniel@capitol.tn.gov; rep.steve.mcmanus@capitol.tn.gov; rep.larry.miller@capitol.tn.gov; rep.bo.mitchell@capitol.tn.gov; rep.debra.moody@capitol.tn.gov; rep.gary.odom@capitol.tn.gov; rep.antonio.parkinson@capitol.tn.gov; rep.joe.pitts@capitol.tn.gov; rep.mark.pody@capitol.tn.gov; rep.jason.powell@capitol.tn.gov; rep.dennis.powers@capitol.tn.gov; rep.john.ragan@capitol.tn.gov; rep.bob.ramsey@capitol.tn.gov; rep.barrett.rich@capitol.tn.gov; rep.dennis.roach@capitol.tn.gov; rep.courtney.rogers@capitol.tn.gov; rep.bill.sanderson@capitol.tn.gov; rep.charles.sargent@capitol.tn.gov; rep.cameron.sexton@capitol.tn.gov; rep.johnny.shaw@capitol.tn.gov; rep.david.shepard@capitol.tn.gov; rep.tony.shipley@capitol.tn.gov; rep.mike.sparks@capitol.tn.gov; rep.billy.spivey@capitol.tn.gov; rep.mike.stewart@capitol.tn.gov; rep.art.swann@capitol.tn.gov; rep.john.tidwell@capitol.tn.gov; rep.curry.todd@capitol.tn.gov; rep.joe.towns@capitol.tn.gov; rep.ron.travis@capitol.tn.gov; rep.johnnie.turner@capitol.tn.gov; rep.mike.turner@capitol.tn.gov; rep.james.vanhuss@capitol.tn.gov; rep.eric.watson@capitol.tn.gov; rep.terri.lynn.weaver@capitol.tn.gov; rep.dawn.white@capitol.tn.gov; rep.mark.white@capitol.tn.gov; rep.kent.williams@capitol.tn.gov; rep.ryan.williams@capitol.tn.gov; rep.john.windle@capitol.tn.gov; rep.tim.wirgau@capitol.tn.gov; rep.rick.womick@capitol.tn.gov
 


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