Virginia Reintroduces Bills to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
 

Virginia Reintroduces Bills to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions

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 for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment was reintroduced.  The bill would also exempt antique vehicles from the requirement that exhaust systems be “in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual levels of noise.”   House legislation (H.B. 1551) would only exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment or comparable equipment.  Both bills are worth supporting.

Please Contact Members of the Senate and House Transportation Committees (Listed Below) to Request Their Support for S.B. 702/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.
     
  • S.B. 702/H.B. 1551 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.   
     
  • S.B. 702/H.B. 1551 recognize that factory replacement parts or comparables are not always readily available for antique motor vehicles.

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

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
 
 
Senator Stephen Newman (Chair)
Phone: (804) 698-7523
 
Senator John Watkins
Phone: (804) 698-7510
 
Senator Frank Wagner
Phone: (804) 698-7507
 
Senator Creigh Deeds (Chair)
Phone: (804) 698-7525
 
Senator Ryan McDougle
Phone: (804) 698-7504
 
Senator Ralph Smith
Phone: (804) 698-7519
 
Senator David Marsden
Phone: (804) 698-7537
 
Senator Jeffrey McWaters
Phone: (804) 698-7508
 
Senator Charles Colgan
Phone: (804) 698-7529
 
Senator Charles Carrico
Phone: (804) 698-7540
 
Senator Barbara Favola
Phone: (804) 698-7531
 
Senator Kenneth Alexander
Phone: (804) 698-7505
 
Senator John Cosgrove
Phone: (804) 698-7514
 
Senator John Edwards
Phone: (804) 698-7521
 
Senator Jennifer Wexton
Phone: (804) 698-7533

 

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 Barbara Comstock
Phone: (804) 698-1034
 
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 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
 

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