Virginia House Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions to be Considered on Monday January 26 2015


Virginia House Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions to be Considered on Monday, January 26, 2015

The Virginia House version of legislation (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 for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment will be considered by Subcommittee #2 of the Transportation Committee on Monday, January 26, 2015.  The Senate version of the bill was approved in committee with an amendment earlier this week. 

Please Contact Members of Subcommittee #2 of the House Transportation Committee Immediately (Contact Info Below) to Request Support for H.B. 1551

  • Under Virginia law, an antique motor vehicle is every motor vehicle which was actually manufactured or designated by the manufacturer as a model manufactured in a calendar year not less than 25 years prior to January 1 of each calendar year and is owned solely as a collector's item.
  • H.B. 1551 helps 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.
  • H.B. 1551 recognizes that factory replacement parts or comparables are not always readily available for antique motor vehicles.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of Subcommittee #2 of the Virginia House Transportation Committee by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 1551.    

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 House Transportation Subcommittee #2

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

Delegate Scott Garrett (Chair)
Phone: (804) 698-1023

Delegate James LeMunyon
Phone: (804) 698-1067

Delegate Terry Austin
Phone: (804) 698-1019

Delegate Scott Taylor
Phone: (804) 698-1085

Delegate Todd Pillion
Phone: (804) 698-1004

Delegate Jeion Ward
Phone: (804) 698-1092

Delegate Betsy Carr
Phone: (804) 698-1069