Ohio Pro-Hobbyist Street Rod Bill Hearing Rescheduled

After several postponements, the hearing on SEMA model legislation (H.B. 199) that would create a vehicle registration and titling classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles has again been rescheduled.  The bill will now be considered by the Ohio House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 24.  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.  The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Kenny Yuko, is still attempting to identify Ohio hobbyists or businesses that would like to appear at the hearing to testify in favor of the bill.  If you would be interested in testifying, please contact me immediately at stevem@sema.org

For Those Unable to Testify, We Urge You to Contact All Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 199.  Please e-mail a copy of your letters to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Thank you for your assistance.

For those interested in attending the hearing to voice support, the committee will meet on Wed., Feb. 24 at the following address and time:

State House
1 Capitol Square, Room 017
Columbus, Ohio
10:30 AM

  • 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.

Ohio House Transportation and Infrastructure

Representative Robert Hagan – Chair
Phone: 614/466-9435
Fax: 614/719-3960
Email: district60@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative Dale Mallory
Phone: 614/466-1645
Fax: 614/719-3586
Email: district32@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative Linda Bolon
Phone: 614/466-8022
Fax: 614/719-6971
Email: district01@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative John Patrick Carney
Phone: 614/466-2473
Fax: 614/719-6961
Email: district22@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative John Domenick
Phone: 614/466-3735
Fax: 614/719-6995
Email: district95@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative Mike Foley
Phone: 614/466-3350
Fax: 614/719-3910
Email: district14@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative Kenny Yuko
Phone: 614/466-8012
Fax: 614/719-0007
Email: district07@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative Courtney Eric Combs
Phone: 614/644-6721
Fax: 614/719-6954
Email: district54@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative Troy Balderson
Phone: 614/644-6014
Fax: 614/719-6994
Email: district94@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative Jeffrey McClain
Phone: 614/644-6265
Fax: 614/719-6982
Email: district82@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative Margaret Ruhl
Phone: 614/466-1431
Fax: 614/719-6990
Email: district90@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative Joe Uecker
Phone: 614/466-8134
Fax: 614/719-3966
Email: district66@ohr.state.oh.us

Representative James Zehringer
Phone: 614/466-6344
Fax: 614/719-3977
Email: district77@ohr.state.oh.us