Committee Meeting On Pro-Hobbyist Ohio Street Rod Bill is CANCELED; Will Be Rescheduled

A committee hearing on SEMA model legislation (H.B. 199) to create a vehicle registration and titling classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles has been canceled.  The hearing on this bill will be rescheduled for the near future.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  As you are aware, H.B. 199 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.  The bill allows kit cars and replica vehicles to be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation that the body of the vehicle was constructed to resemble.

Please Continue to Contact All Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 199.   

  • H.B. 199 provides specific registration/titling classes and license plates for street rods and customs.
  • H.B. 199 includes street rods and customs (including replicas) in the historical motor vehicle definition for the purpose of holding these vehicles only to the equipment standards specified by law during the model year listed on the title of the vehicle.
  • H.B. 199 provides that a replica vehicle can be assigned the same model year designation as the production vehicle it was constructed to resemble.
  • H.B. 199 permits street rods and custom vehicles to display blue dot taillights.

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

Ohio House Transportation and Infrastructure

Representative Robert Hagan – Chair
Phone: 614/466-9435
Fax: 614/719-3960

Representative Dale Mallory
Phone: 614/466-1645
Fax: 614/719-3586

Representative Linda Bolon
Phone: 614/466-8022
Fax: 614/719-6971

Representative John Patrick Carney
Phone: 614/466-2473
Fax: 614/719-6961

Representative John Domenick
Phone: 614/466-3735
Fax: 614/719-6995

Representative Mike Foley
Phone: 614/466-3350
Fax: 614/719-3910

Representative Kenny Yuko
Phone: 614/466-8012
Fax: 614/719-0007

Representative Courtney Eric Combs
Phone: 614/644-6721
Fax: 614/719-6954

Representative Troy Balderson
Phone: 614/644-6014
Fax: 614/719-6994

Representative Jeffrey McClain
Phone: 614/644-6265
Fax: 614/719-6982

Representative Margaret Ruhl
Phone: 614/466-1431
Fax: 614/719-6990

Representative Joe Uecker
Phone: 614/466-8134
Fax: 614/719-3966

Representative James Zehringer
Phone: 614/466-6344
Fax: 614/719-3977