Virginia Bill to Benefit Vehicle Restoration Projects Approved by Senate Committee; Moves to Senate Floor

Legislation (H.B. 1990) to totally exempt from the license tax ALL vehicles and parts cars stored on private property for the purpose of restoration or repair was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and will now be considered by the full Virginia Senate.  Having already been approved by the House of Delegates, the bill is in its final steps to the governor’s office.  The license tax is applied to vehicles that do not display current license plates.  Under the bill, vehicles stored within a structure would remain exempt from the tax.  We encourage your support.    

We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Virginia Senate (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 1990

  • Under current law, all vehicles, even those 25 years old and older are subject to the license tax.  Under H.B. 1990, the exemption for all cars, regardless of age that are undergoing restoration (for as long a time period as the restoration work requires) represents a new benefit to car owners. 
  • H.B. 1990 demonstrates a real effort by legislators and hobbyists to enact reasonable and fair compromise legislation.  

Please contact members of the Virginia Senate immediately to request their support for H.B. 1990. 

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.  

Virginia Senate

To e-mail all Senate members, copy and paste the email address block below:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;