Virginia Bill to Benefit Vehicle Restoration Projects Approved by House; Moves to Senate Committee    

Legislation (H.B. 1990) to totally exempt from the license tax ALL vehicles and parts cars stored on private property for the purpose of restoration or repair was approved by the full Virginia House of Delegates.  The license tax is applied to vehicles that do not display current license plates.  Under the bill, vehicles stored within a structure would remain exempt from the tax.  The bill will next be considered by the Virginia Senate Transportation Committee.  We encourage your support.   

We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Senate Transportation Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 1990

  • Under current law, all vehicles, even those 25 years old and older are subject to the license tax.  Under H.B. 1990, the exemption for all cars, regardless of age that are undergoing restoration (for as long a time period as the restoration work requires) represents a new benefit to car owners.
  • H.B. 1990 demonstrates a real effort by legislators and hobbyists to enact reasonable and fair compromise legislation. 

Please contact members of the Virginia Senate Transportation Committee immediately to request their support for H.B. 1990

Please e-mail a copy of your letter 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:

district23@senate.virginia.gov; district05@senate.virginia.gov; district16@senate.virginia.gov; district10@senate.virginia.gov; district38@senate.virginia.gov; district07@senate.virginia.gov; district14@senate.virginia.gov; district25@senate.virginia.gov; district04@senate.virginia.gov; district19@senate.virginia.gov; district37@senate.virginia.gov; district08@senate.virginia.gov; district29@senate.virginia.gov; district40@senate.virginia.gov; district31@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Stephen Newman (Chair)
Phone: 804-698-7523
Email: district23@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Henry L. Marsh III
Phone: 804-698-7516
Email: district16@senate.virginia.gov

Senator John Watkins
Phone: 804-698-7510
Email: district10@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Phillip Puckett
Phone: 804-698-7538
Email: district38@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Frank Wagner
Phone: 804-698-7507
Email: district07@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Harry Blevins
Phone: 804-698-7514
Email: district14@senate.virginia.gov

Senator R. Creigh Deeds
Phone: 804-698-7525
Email: district25@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Ryan McDougle
Phone: 804-698-7504
Email: district04@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Ralph Smith
Phone: 804-698-7519
Email: district19@senate.virginia.gov

Senator David Marsden
Phone: 804-698-7537
Email: district37@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Jeffry McWaters
Phone: 804-698-7508
Email: district08@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Charles Colgan
Phone: 804-698-7529
Email: district29@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Charles Carrico Sr.
Phone: 804-698-7540
Email: district40@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Barbara Favola
Phone: 804-698-7531
Email: district31@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Kenneth Alexander
Phone: 804-698-7505
Email: district05@senate.virginia.gov


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