Virginia House Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions Amended and Approved by Subcommittee; to be Considered by Full Committee on Tuesday January 27 2015

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
 

Virginia House Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions Amended and Approved by Subcommittee; to be Considered by Full Committee on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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 was approved with an amendment by House Transportation Subcommittee #2.  The bill will be considered by the full House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  The Senate version of the bill was approved in committee with the same amendment earlier this week.  Under the amendment, the bills 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 H.B. 1551

  • While the amended H.B. 1551 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, H.B. 1551 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.  
     
  • H.B. 1551 recognizes that factory replacement parts or comparables are not always readily available for antique motor vehicles manufactured prior to 1950.

Please Contact Members of the House Transportation Committee (List Below) to Request Support for H.B. 1551

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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