Michigan Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles Approved by Senate; Moves Next to House

Legislation (S.B. 1146) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their unlimited use as “exhibition” vehicles the entire month of August each year was passed by the Michigan Senate.  Under current Michigan law, use of historic vehicles is limited to participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades, and similar uses, including mechanical testing, but not for general transportation.   The bill now moves to the Michigan House Transportation Committee for consideration. 

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Michigan House Transportation Committee (List Below) in Support of S.B. 1146

  • S.B. 1146 will provide Michigan historic vehicle owners the opportunity to enjoy recreational driving in the month of August in addition to the other sanctioned uses.  
  • S.B. 1146 provides added incentive to owners of qualifying historic vehicles (more than 25-years old) to register as “historic.”
  • S.B. 1146 acknowledges the immeasurable time, money and effort automotive hobbyists, especially historic vehicle owners, invest in their cars.
  • S.B. 1146 recognizes that many historic vehicles are insured under policies that already limit their use, require regular use vehicles for each household member with a driver’s license, and are required to be stored in a locked and enclosed garage. 

Please contact members of the Michigan House Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support of S.B. 1146.   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. 


Michigan House Transportation Committee

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

paulopsommer@house.mi.gov; BenGlardon@house.mi.gov; WayneSchmidt@house.mi.gov; MattHuuki@house.mi.gov; BradJacobsen@house.mi.gov; PaulMuxlow@house.mi.gov; RickOlson@house.mi.gov; MarkOuimet@house.mi.gov; patsomerville@house.mi.gov; RoySchmidt@house.mi.gov; douglasgeiss@house.mi.gov; albertatalabi@house.mi.gov; davidnathan@house.mi.gov; lesialiss@house.mi.gov; barbbyrum@house.mi.gov; charlessmiley@house.mi.gov; harveysantana@house.mi.gov

Representative Paul E. Opsommer (Chair)
Phone: (517) 373-1778
Email: paulopsommer@house.mi.gov

Representative Ben Glardon (Vice Chair)
Phone: (517) 373-0841
Email: BenGlardon@house.mi.gov

Representative Wayne Schmidt
Phone: (517) 373-1766
Email: WayneSchmidt@house.mi.gov

Representative Matt Huuki
Phone: (517) 373-0850
Email: MattHuuki@house.mi.gov

Representative Brad Jacobsen
Phone: (517) 373-1798
Email: BradJacobsen@house.mi.gov

Representative Paul Muxlow
Phone: (517) 373-0835
Email: PaulMuxlow@house.mi.gov

Representative Rick Olson
Phone: (517) 373-1792
Email: RickOlson@house.mi.gov

Representative Mark Ouimet
Phone: (517) 373-0828
Email: MarkOuimet@house.mi.gov

Representative Patrick Somerville
Phone: (517) 373-0855
Email: patsomerville@house.mi.gov

Representative Roy Schmidt
Phone: (517) 373-0822
Email: RoySchmidt@house.mi.gov

Representative Douglas A. Geiss
Phone: (517) 373-0852
Email: douglasgeiss@house.mi.gov

Representative Alberta Tinsley Talabi
Phone: (517) 373-1776
Email: albertatalabi@house.mi.gov

Representative David E. Nathan
Phone:  (517) 373-3815
Email: davidnathan@house.mi.gov

Representative Lesia Liss
Phone: (517) 373-2275
Email: lesialiss@house.mi.gov

Representative Barb Byrum
Phone: (517) 373-0587
Email: barbbyrum@house.mi.gov

Representative Charles Smiley
Phone: (517) 373-3906
Email: charlessmiley@house.mi.gov

Representative Harvey Santana
Phone: 517-373-6990
Email: harveysantana@house.mi.gov

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