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 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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