Legislation (H.B. 8A) introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature threatens to increase fees for all vehicle owners. Under the bill, general passenger cars will face a $13 increase in their registration fee, while the one-time registration fee for antique, classic and collectible vehicles will go up by $27 (from $75 to $102) and the initial registration fee for street rods by $29 (from $20 to $51). Additionally, each of these fees would be increased every year. Under Pennsylvania law, an antique motor vehicle is a motor vehicle manufactured more than 25 years prior to the current year, a classic motor vehicle is a motor vehicle manufactured at least 15 years prior to the current year; a collectible motor vehicle is a reconstructed or modified motor vehicle substantially modified from the manufacturer's original specifications and appearance and maintained in a collectible condition, and a street rod is a motor vehicle, or a reproduction thereof, with a model year of 1948 or older which has been materially altered or modified by the removal, addition or substitution of essential parts and with a gross weight or registered gross weight of not more than 9,000 pounds.
We Urge You to Contact Members of the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 8A.
- Currently, the owner of a vehicle applying for antique, classic or collectible registration pays a one-time $75 registration fee. H.B. 8A would increase this fee to $102.
- Currently, the owner of a street rod pays an initial registration fee of $20 and an annual registration renewal fee equivalent to the general passenger vehicle registration fee of $36. H.B. 8A would increase the initial registration fee for street rods to $51 and the general passenger vehicle registration fee (which street rod owners must pay for registration renewal) to $49.
- These fees would further increase each year under H.B. 8A by a percentage of this initial increase.
- H.B. 8A ignores the fact that these older cars are infrequently driven (about one-third the miles each year as a new vehicle) second or third vehicles and deserving of reduced registration fees.
- H.B. 8A ignores the fact that many antique, classic and collectible vehicles are owned and maintained by low and fixed income Americans who are less able to afford a higher, annual fee.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee immediately by e-mail to request their opposition to H.B. 8A. Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your assistance.
Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee
Representative Dwight Evans - Majority Chairman
Representative William Adolph - Minority Chairman
Representative William Keller
Representative Josh Shapiro
Representative Dan Frankel
Representative Kathy Manderino
Representative John Myers
Representative Greg Vitali
Representative Jake Wheatley
Representative Douglas Reichley
Representative Mario Scavello
Representative Gordon Denlinger
Representative David Millard
Representative Scott Petri
Representative Dave Reed
Representative Richard Stevenson
Representative Matther Bradford
Representative Tim Briggs
Representative Scott Conklin
Representative Eugene DePasquale
Representative John Galloway
Representative William Kortz
Representative Deberah Kula
Representative Bryan Lentz
Representative Tim Mahoney
Representative Cherelle Parker
Representative John Siptroth
Representative Matthew Smith
Representative Jewell Williams
Representative Brian Ellis
Representative John Evans
Representative Mauree Gingrich
Representative Glen Grell
Representative Thomas Killion
Representative Bernie O'Neill