Nevada Bill to Restrict Hobby Car Registration Approved by Legislature; Moves to Governor


Legislation (A.B. 326) to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as classic vehicles, old timers, street rods and classic rods so that only vehicles manufactured prior to 1996 could ever be eligible was approved by the Nevada Legislature.  The bill will now be sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.  Beneficial changes to the governmental services tax were deleted from the final bill.  A separate bill (A.B. 146) that originally proposed to exempt all pre-1996 vehicles from emissions inspection was amended to become only a study.  These bills are a disaster for the car hobby.  You have one more chance to request the governor’s veto!

We Urge You to Contact Governor Brian Sandoval (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Oppose A.B. 326

  • The amended A.B. 326 would deny future hobby cars (1996 and newer) from ever being able to attain special vehicle registration status and the existing benefits.
  • While we agree that there are instances of abuse of hobby car registration plates, the population of these vehicles is still not enough to cause any significant smog issue in the state.  In fact, classic vehicles currently constitute less than 1.6 % of the total vehicle population in Nevada!  In seeking to punish the abusers, certain provisions in these bills will affect and inconvenience legitimate owners of classic vehicles in Nevada.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact Governor Sandoval immediately to request his veto of A.B. 326.  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. 

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

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Phone: (775) 684-5670

Fax: (775) 684-5683



Office of the Governor
State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701