West Virginia Bill to Limit Property Taxes Paid on Antique/Classic Motor Vehicles Approved by House with Amendment; Moves to Senate

A bill (H.B. 4068) to provide owners of antique and classic motor vehicles with a cap on property taxes paid on these vehicles was amended and passed by the West Virginia House of Representatives.  The bill will now be considered by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  Even with the amendment, the SEMA Action Network believes it is a bill worthy of the support of a majority of antique and classic vehicle owners.

We Urge You to Contact the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Members (List Attached) Immediately To Request Their Support for H.B. 4068

  • West Virginia law defines an "Antique motor vehicle" to mean any motor vehicle which is more than twenty-five years old and is owned solely as a collector's item.  The law defines a “Classic Motor Vehicle” as a motor vehicle which is more than twenty-five years old and is used for general transportation.
  • Under the amendment, H.B. 4068 would value antique and classic motor vehicles for property taxes at $1,000.  Prior to the amendment, the assessed value could not exceed $500.  At the most costly rate in West Virginia (approximately 3%), the actual property tax paid by antique or classic motor vehicle owners at the $1,000 value would still only be about $30 per year. 

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the West Virginia Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee immediately to request their support of H.B. 4068.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Thank you for your assistance.

Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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

bob.beach@wvsenate.gov; orphy.klempa@wvsenate.gov; douglas.facemire@wvsenate.gov; john.fanning@wvsenate.gov; art.kirkendoll@wvsenate.gov; robert.plymale@wvsenate.gov; greg.tucker@wvsenate.gov; clark.barnes@wvsenate.gov; karen.facemyer@wvsenate.gov

Senator Robert D. Beach (Chair)
Phone: (304) 357-7919
E-mail: bob.beach@wvsenate.gov

Senator Orphy Klempa (Vice Chair)
Phone: (304) 357-7918
E-mail: orphy.klempa@wvsenate.gov

Senator Douglas E. Facemire
Phone: (304) 357-7845
E-mail: douglas.facemire@wvsenate.gov

Senator John Pat Fanning
Phone: (304) 357-7867
E-mail: john.fanning@wvsenate.gov

Senator Art Kirkendoll
Phone: (304) 357-7857
E-mail: art.kirkendoll@wvsenate.gov

Senator Robert H. Plymale
Phone: (304) 357-7937
E-mail: robert.plymale@wvsenate.gov

Senator Gregory A. Tucker
Phone: (304) 357-7906
E-mail: greg.tucker@wvsenate.gov

Senator Clark S. Barnes
Phone: (304) 357-7973
E-mail: clark.barnes@wvsenate.gov

Senator Karen L. Facemyer
Phone: (304) 357-7855
E-mail: karen.facemyer@wvsenate.gov

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