Maine Bill to Remove Restrictions on Tire Size to be Considered by Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 6

Legislation (S.B. 13) in the Maine State Senate to remove a provision in the law that requires that the overall diameter of motor vehicle tires be within 2 inches of the sizes recommended by the vehicle manufacturer will be considered by the Joint Transportation Committee on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.  If you have not yet contacted committee members to voice your support, now is the time to do so.         

We Urge You to Contact Joint Transportation Committee Members (List Attached) Immediately to Request Their Support for S.B. 13

  • The Maine Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual already requires that a vehicle will fail inspection if a tire contacts any part of the body of the vehicle. 
  • S.B. 13 provides that a vehicle must still comply with applicable frame height requirements which vary according to gross vehicle weight rating.  Because tire size will affect frame height, frame height limits can already effectively regulate against inappropriate tire size. 

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Joint Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for S.B. 13. 

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  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.

Maine Joint Transportation Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:;;;;;;;;;;;;

Senator Edward Mazurek (Chair)
Phone: 207-883-7023

Senator Linda Valentino
Phone: 207-785-6398

Senator Ronald Collins
Phone: 207-985-2485

Representative Charles Theriault (Chair)
Phone: 207-796-7910

Representative Ann Peoples
Phone: 207-287-1400

Representative Andrew McLean
Phone: 207-287-4469

Representative Christine Powers
Phone: 207-693-6841

Representative Arthur Verow
Phone: 207-989-7032

Representative R. Wayne Werts
Phone: 207-783-6931

Representative Wayne Parry
Phone: 207-286-9145

Representative James Gillway
Phone: 207-548-6429

Representative Robert Nutting
Phone: 207-465-7139

Representative Beth Turner
Phone: 207-732-4625