Mid-Year Scoreboard: State Legislative Victories
The 2021 state legislative sessions are in full swing and the SEMA Action Network (SAN) is working non-stop to ensure positive outcomes for our hobby. Below are highlights of the most hard-fought victories counted in the current legislative session. For the latest status on each effort and the complete list of this year's Legislative Action Alerts, visit semaSAN.com/Alerts:
- In the face of SAN's opposition, the Wyoming legislature killed a bill that would have significantly restricted antique vehicle registration eligibility.
- Thanks to SAN's effort, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed into law a version of SEMA's model legislation to allow for the registration and on-road use of surplus military vehicles.
- The Kansas legislature passed a SAN-supported bill to ease restrictions on antique vehicles. The bill is sponsored by State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus member Rep. Leo Delperdang and was signed into law by Governor Kelly.
- After an outpouring of support from enthusiasts, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed into law legislation to expand single license plate usage.
- At the urging of the SAN, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law legislation to expand imported foreign-market vehicle titling.
- With the SAN's support, Idaho's Governor Greg Little signed into law a bill creating a new custom vehicle registration class.
- With backing from the hobby, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed into law SAN-supported legislation to expand titling eligibility for older vehicles.
- West Virginia approved SAN-supported resolutions calling for the creation of an interstate off-highway vehicle trail system. The measures were sponsored by SEMA's 2018 Stephen B. McDonald Legislator of the Year Award winner Sen. Mark Maynard and State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus Chairman Del. Gary Howell.
- Pro-hobby legislation in Illinois would allow "Antique Expanded Use" vehicles to be driven without limitation for two additional months each year. The bill awaits Governor JB Pritzker's signature or veto—send a letter of support to the Governor using this link.