Identical legislation (S.B. 702/H.B. 1551) to exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed as standard factory equipment was approved by the Virginia House and Senate. Both bills contain an amendment that restricts this exemption only to antique vehicles manufactured prior to 1950 containing engines comparable to that designed as standard factory equipment for use on that vehicle. The bills will now be sent to Governor Terry McAuliffe for his signature and enactment into law.
Please Contact Governor Terry McAuliffe (Contact Info Below) to Request His Support for S.B. 702 and H.B. 1551
- While the amended S.B. 702 and H.B. 1551 are heavily diluted versions of the original bills, it is still an improvement over current law.
- For certain1950 model year and older vehicles, S.B. 702 and H.B. 1551 remedy the enforcement policy currently used by police officers in which nearly all exhaust systems not of a type installed as standard factory equipment are considered illegal.
- S.B. 702 and H.B. 1551 recognize that factory replacement parts or comparables are not always readily available for antique motor vehicles manufactured prior to 1950.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact Governor Terry McAuliffe to request his support for S.B. 702 and H.B. 1551.
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 Governor Terry McAuliffe
Governor Terry McAuliffe
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219