New Jersey Pro-Hobby Bills Die as New Legislative Session Convenes

Several pieces of pro-hobby legislation failed to receive full consideration before the end of the 2016-2017 legislative session and died when the 2018-2019 legislature convened.

·    Legislation (S.B. 417) requiring the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles died without seeing any committee consideration.

·    SEMA model legislation (A.B. 118) that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica custom vehicles and provide for special license plates died without receiving committee consideration.

·    Legislation (A.B. 2612) to require new car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed was approved by the full Assembly. The bill did not receive committee consideration once it reached the Senate.  An identical bill in the Senate (S.B.2959) did not revive any committee consideration.

·     Finally, Legislation (A.B. 3608) that would have amended the state’s current law governing historic vehicles to permit for pleasure driving one day a week died without committee consideration.

Thank you to those who participated in supporting these bills.