North Dakota Bill to Restrict Vehicle Modifications Amended to Provide for Legislative Study

As a result of the opposition mounted by North Dakota vehicle hobbyists, legislation (H.B. 1442) that threatened to prohibit the modification of any motor vehicle that altered the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system unless the state highway patrol issued an inspection certificate has been amended to remove those restrictions.  The amended bill now only provides for a study of the state’s transportation laws to be conducted between the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions.

This amended bill represents a significant legislative victory for North Dakota enthusiasts and related businesses.  Thank you and congratulations to all who participated in opposing this bill.