UPDATE: Oklahoma Advances Bill to Allow Military Vehicle Titling to Senate
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Senate Finance Committee to request support for H.B. 3179:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 3179 authorizes the registration and titling of former military surplus vehicles, defined as less than 35 years old and manufactured for use in either the United States Armed Forces or any country that was a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at the time the vehicle was manufactured.
- H.B. 3179 recognizes the important historical and patriotic purpose of these vehicles.
- H.B. 3179 acknowledges the fact that government surplus (former military) vehicles are becoming valued collectors’ items among the automotive community.
- H.B. 3179 brings Oklahoma in line with other states that are moving to allow former military vehicles similar accommodations as those available to civilian vehicles.
Overview: Oklahoma has introduced SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 3179) to allow for the registration and titling of former military surplus vehicles. “Military surplus vehicle” is defined as a vehicle less than 35 years old and was manufactured for use in either the United States Armed Forces or any country that was a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at the time the vehicle was manufactured. The bill requires the vehicle to have been authorized for sale to civilians and include seat belts or safety shoulder harnesses for each occupant. Under current law, former military vehicles are not able to be titled in the state. The bill passed the House and now awaits consideration by the Senate Finance Committee.