URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
The Virginia House version of legislation (H.B. 1551) 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 for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment will be considered by Subcommittee #2 of the Transportation Committee on Monday, January 26, 2015. The Senate version of the bill was approved in committee with an amendment earlier this week.
Please Contact Members of Subcommittee #2 of the House Transportation Committee Immediately (Contact Info Below) to Request Support for H.B. 1551
- Under Virginia law, an antique motor vehicle is every motor vehicle which was actually manufactured or designated by the manufacturer as a model manufactured in a calendar year not less than 25 years prior to January 1 of each calendar year and is owned solely as a collector's item.
- H.B. 1551 helps remedy 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.
- H.B. 1551 recognizes that factory replacement parts or comparables are not always readily available for antique motor vehicles.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of Subcommittee #2 of the Virginia House Transportation Committee by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 1551.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.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 Subcommittee #2
To e-mail all Subcommittee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
DelSGarrett@house.virginia.gov; DelJLeMunyon@house.virginia.gov; DelTAustin@house.virginia.gov; DelSTaylor@house.virginia.gov; DelTPillion@house.virginia.gov; DelJWard@house.virginia.gov; DelBCarr@house.virginia.gov
Delegate Scott Garrett (Chair)
Phone: (804) 698-1023
Delegate James LeMunyon
Phone: (804) 698-1067
Delegate Terry Austin
Phone: (804) 698-1019
Delegate Scott Taylor
Phone: (804) 698-1085
Delegate Todd Pillion
Phone: (804) 698-1004
Delegate Jeion Ward
Phone: (804) 698-1092
Delegate Betsy Carr
Phone: (804) 698-1069