Ohio Introduces Legislation to Ease Titling and Registration of Replica Cars
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee to request support for H.B. 347:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 347 creates a specific registration and titling class for replicas resembling vehicles that are at least twenty-five years old. Under the bill, these vehicles will be assigned a branded replica title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.
- H.B. 347 provides that replica cars shall be maintained only for exhibitions, vehicle club activities, parades, tours, repairs, and similar limited uses and not for general or daily transportation.
- H.B. 347 provides that a replica car need not have equipment that was not required by state or federal law in its model year.
- H.B. 347 brings the state in line with other states seeking to reward automotive enthusiasts and expand opportunities for these prized vehicles to be enjoyed.
- H.B. 347 recognizes that the collection and re-creation of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.
Overview: A version of SEMA model legislation (H.B. 347) has been introduced in Ohio to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered. The bill 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. It requires replica vehicles be inspected before obtaining a title and creates a specialty replica vehicle license plate. Currently, there is no specific registration and titling class for replicas. The bill awaits consideration in the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee.