URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
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 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 Committee
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