Pro-Hobbyist Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Reintroduced in New York

SEMA model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles has been reintroduced in the New York State Assembly.  Introduced by Assemblyman Bill Reilich, the bill (A.B. 2073) defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948.  Under the bill, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.  An identical bill has been introduced in the New York State Senate (S.B. 201).   

We Urge You to Contact Members of the New York Assembly Transportation  Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for A.B. 2073.

  • A.B. 2073 provides specific registration (one-time registration fee of $23) and titling classes for street rods and customs, including kits and replicas.
  • A.B. 2073 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.
  • A.B. 2073 exempts street rods and customs from a range of standard equipment requirements (only that equipment required in the model year that the vehicle resembles) and emissions inspections.
  • A.B. 2073 provides that vehicles titled and registered as street rods and custom vehicles may only be used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, etc. and not for general daily transportation.
  • A.B. 2073 provides for special license plates for street rods and custom vehicles and permits the use of blue dot taillights.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Assembly Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to urge their support for A.B. 2073.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Thank you for your assistance.

New York Assembly Transportation Committee

Assemblymember David Gantt – Chair
Phone: 518/455-5606

Assemblymember Marcos Crespo
Phone: 518/455-5514

Assemblymember Michael Cusick
Phone: 518/455-5526

Assemblymember Michael DenDekker
Phone: 518/455-4545

Assemblymember Dennis Gabryszak
Phone: 518/455-5921

Assemblymember Sam Hoyt
Phone: 518/455-4886

Assemblymember Tony Jordan
Phone: 518/455-5404

Assemblymember George Latimer
Phone: 518/455-4897

Assemblymember Donna Lupardo
Phone: 518/455-5431

Assemblymember Alan Maisel
Phone: 518/455-5211

Assemblymember David McDonough
Phone: 518/455-4633

Assemblymember Joan Millman
Phone: 518/455-5426

Assemblymember Dean Murray
Phone: 518/455-4901

Assemblymember Nick Perry
Phone: 518/455-4166

Assemblymember Bill Reilich
Phone: 518/455-4664

Assemblymember Michelle Schimel
Phone: 518/455-5192

Assemblymember Fred Thiele
Phone: 518/455-5997

Assemblymember Matthew Titone
Phone: 518/455-4677

Assemblymember Lou Tobacco
Phone: 518/455-4495

Assemblymember Harvey Weisenberg
Phone: 518/455-3028