Idaho Bill to Create Custom Vehicle Classification Passes House; Moves to Senate
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Senate Transportation Committee to request support for H. 165:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H. 165 creates a specific registration class for custom vehicles, defined as a replica vehicle that is at least 30 years old and designed and manufactured to resemble a vehicle that would qualify for classic license plates.
- H. 165 provides for custom vehicle license plates, requiring the display of a single rear-mounted plate.
- H. 165 provides that a custom vehicle will be maintained for occasional transportation or exhibition in club activities, parades, tours, or other similar uses, but will not be operated for commercial or general, everyday transportation.
- H. 165 allows additional specialty vehicles to be considered for a unique registration designation in addition to Classics, Old Timers or Street Rods.
- H. 165 brings the state in line with other states seeking to reward automotive enthusiasts and expand opportunities for these prized vehicles to be enjoyed.
- H. 165 recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.
Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H. 165) has been introduced in Idaho to add a vehicle registration classification for custom vehicles. The bill defines a custom vehicle as a replica vehicle that is at least 30 years old and designed and manufactured to resemble a vehicle that would qualify for classic license plates. Current law only permits specialty designations for motor vehicles registered as a Classic, Old Timer or Street Rod. As with current specialty designations, a unique license plate would be created for custom vehicles and would allow the display of a single rear-mounted plate. The bill passed the House and awaits consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee.