Florida Bill to Correct Street Rod and Custom Titling Law Scheduled for Hearing

Legislation (S.B. 1150) has been introduced in Florida to correct existing titling laws to include street rods and custom vehicles.  Due to the enactment of SEMA model legislation in 2007, Florida already provides for the registration of these specialty vehicles.  The bill will require titles to be issued under the provisions that provide for rebuilt vehicles and be labeled with “street rod” or “custom vehicle” designations.  The bill also offers a means for enthusiasts who are unable to provide the DMV with sufficient proof of ownership for a vehicle, or its major component parts, to obtain a bonded title for the vehicle.  A hearing in the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee has been scheduled for Wed., March 30.  

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Florida Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for S.B. 1150.

For those interested in attending the hearing to voice support, the Committee will meet on Wed., March 30 at 3:45 p.m. at the following address:

110 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

  • S.B. 1150 provides specific titling classes for street rods and customs, including kits and replicas.
  • S.B. 1150 allows for the use of non-original materials and creates a titling criterion that assigns these vehicles the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.
  • S.B. 1150 requires vehicles titled as street rods and customs to have all major component parts of the vehicle which were previously damaged to be replaced or repaired.
  • S.B. 1150 provides for a bonded title procedure, which offers a means for owners to secure a title without having to obtain a court order or provide other alternative proof of ownership when an original title is unavailable.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Florida Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to urge their support for S.B. 1150.

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.

Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee

Senator Jeremy Ring - Chair
Phone: 850/487-5094
Email: ring.jeremy.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Gary Siplin - Vice Chair
Phone: 850/487-5190
Email: siplin.gary.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto
Phone: 850/487-5356
Email: benacquisto.lizbeth.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Ellyn Setnor Bogdanoff
Phone: 850/487-5100
Email: bogdanoff.ellyn.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Charles S. "Charlie" Dean, Sr.
Phone: 850/487-5017
Email: dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Mike Fasano
Phone: 850/487-5062
Email: fasano.mike.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Anitere Flores
Phone: 850/487-5130
Email: flores.anitere.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Rene Garcia
Phone: 850/487-5106
Email: garcia.rene.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Jack Latvala
Phone: 850/487-5075
Email: latvala.jack.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Gwen Margolis
Phone: 850/487-5121
Email: margolis.gwen.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Bill Montford
Phone: 850/487-5004
Email: montford.bill.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Jim Norman
Phone: 850/487-5068
Email: norman.jim.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Stephen R. Wise
Phone: 850/487-5027
Email: wise.stephen.web@flsenate.gov