Virginia Bill to Exempt Some Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions Approved by Senate; Moves to House

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)

 
Virginia Bill to Exempt Some Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions Approved by Senate; Moves to House

Senate legislation (S.B. 702) to exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed as standard factory equipment was approved by the full Senate with an amendment.  The measure now moves to the House Transportation Committee for consideration.    Under the amendment, the bill would apply only to antique vehicles manufactured prior to 1950 containing engines comparable to that designed as standard factory equipment for use on that vehicle.

Please Contact Members of the Virginia House Transportation Committee(List Below) to Request Support for S.B. 702

  • While the amended S.B. 702 is a heavily diluted version of the original bill, it is still an incremental improvement over current law. 
     
  • For certain 1950 model year and older vehicles, S.B. 702 remedies the enforcement policy currently used by police officers in which nearly all exhaust systems not of a type installed as standard factory equipment are considered illegal.   
     
  • S.B. 702 recognizes that factory replacement parts or comparables are not always readily available for antique motor vehicles manufactured prior to 1950.

Please contact members of Virginia House Transportation Committee by phone or e-mail to request their support for S.B. 702.

Please e-mail a copy of your letters 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. 

Virginia House Transportation Committee

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

 
Delegate Thomas Rust (Chair)
Phone: (804) 698-1086
 
Delegate Tim Hugo
Phone: (804) 698-1040
 
Delegate Edward Scott
Phone: (804) 698-1030
 
Delegate Ronald Villanueva
Phone: (804) 698-1021
 
Delegate Scott Garrett
Phone: (804) 698-1023
 
Delegate Gregory Habeeb
Phone: (804) 698-1008
 
Delegate Richard Anderson
Phone: (804) 698-1051
 
Delegate J. Randall Minchew
Phone: (804) 698-1010
 
Delegate David Yancey
Phone: (804) 698-1094
 
Delegate James LeMunyon
Phone: (804) 698-1067
 
Delegate Glenn Davis
Phone: (804) 698-1084
 
Delegate Scott Taylor
Phone: (804) 698-1085
 
Delegate Terry Austin
Phone: (804) 698-1019
 
Delegate Dave LaRock
Phone: (804) 698-1033
 
Delegate Todd Pillion
Phone: (804) 698-1004
 
Delegate Jeion Ward
Phone: (804) 698-1092
 
Delegate Mamye BaCote
Phone: (804) 698-1095
 
Delegate David Toscano
Phone: (804) 698-1057
 
Delegate Delores McQuinn
Phone: (804) 698-1070
 
Delegate Betsy Carr
Phone: (804) 698-1069
 
Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn
Phone: (804) 698-1041
 
Delegate Kenneth Plum
Phone: (804) 698-1036
 

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