URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Nevada Bill to Restrict Classic Vehicle Registration Still Pending
Legislation (A.B. 326) to drastically alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle” was considered by the Nevada Transportation Committee, but no vote has yet been taken. The bill sponsor Assemblymember Richard Carrillo (Richard.Carrillo@asm.state.nv.us) is proposing an amendment to the bill that will make the added restrictions also applicable to those vehicles running old timer, street rod and classic rod plates. Under the bill, the special plates would only be allowed for passenger cars and require that owners provide proof satisfactory to the state that the vehicle is driven solely for personal use and not more than 5,000 miles during an annual registration period. The owner would also be required to have another passenger car or motorcycle registered during the entire registration period. The bill also would now exclude light commercial vehicles from eligibility.
If You Have Not Done So Already, We Urge You to Call Members of the Nevada Assembly Transportation Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to A.B. 326
- Existing law already imposes restrictions on classic vehicles, old timers, street rods and classic rods.
- A.B. 326 makes it more difficult for legitimate classic vehicles to travel long distances for car shows, tours and other events. These cars are already used primarily club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades and occasional pleasure driving.
- A.B. 326 makes no provision for “grandfathering” existing classic vehicles and allowing them to retain their classic status.
- A.B. 326 would deny currently eligible cars from existing benefits, including the special license plate and exemptions from emissions requirements.
- A.B. 326 ignores the fact that classic vehicles in Nevada constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are already well-maintained and infrequently operated.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Nevada Assembly Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their opposition to A.B. 326. Phone calls are best!
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.
Nevada Assembly Transportation Committee
To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
Jim.Wheeler@asm.state.nv.us; Jill.Dickman@asm.state.nv.us; Vicki.Dooling@asm.state.nv.us; Michele.Fiore@asm.state.nv.us; Brent.Jones@asm.state.nv.us; PK.Oneill@asm.state.nv.us; Stephen.Silberkraus@asm.state.nv.us; Melissa.Woodbury@asm.state.nv.us; Nelson.Araujo@asm.state.nv.us; Richard.Carrillo@asm.state.nv.us; Edgar.Flores@asm.state.nv.us; Marilyn.Kirkpatrick@asm.state.nv.us; Ellen.Spiegel@asm.state.nv.us; Mike.Sprinkle@asm.state.nv.us
Assemblymember Jim Wheeler (Chair)
Assemblymember Jill Dickman (Vice-Chair)
Assemblymember Victoria A. Dooling
Assemblymember Michele Fiore
Assemblymember Brent A. Jones
Assemblymember P.K. O'Neill
Assemblymember Stephen H. Silberkraus
Assemblymember Melissa Woodbury
Assemblymember Nelson Araujo
Assemblymember Richard Carrillo
Assemblymember Edgar Flores
Assemblymember Marilyn K. Kirkpatrick
Assemblymember Ellen B. Spiegel
Assemblymember Michael C. Sprinkle