Ohio Introduces Legislation to Ease Titling and Registration of Replica Cars
DON’T DELAY! Please Contact the Ohio House Transportation and Public Safety Committee to Request Support for H.B. 39:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 39 creates a specific registration and titling class for replica cars. Under the bill, replica cars will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.
- H.B. 39 provides that replica cars shall be maintained only for occasional transportation, exhibitions, vehicle club activities, parades, tours, repairs, and similar limited uses and not for general or daily transportation.
- H.B. 39 provides that a replica car need not have equipment that was not required by state or federal law in its model year.
Overview: A version of SEMA model legislation (H.B. 39) to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered has been introduced. H.B. 39 defines "replica car" as a motor vehicle that is constructed, assembled, or modified as to replicate the make, model, and model year of a motor vehicle that is at least twenty-five years old. Currently, there is no specific registration and titling class for replicas. The bill is currently awaiting consideration in the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee.