West Virginia Introduces Bill to Exempt Vintage Foreign-Market Vehicles from Safety Inspection
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the members of the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee to request their support for H.B. 4078:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 4078 exempts any foreign-market vehicle that is 25 years or older from the state’s annual safety inspection if the vehicle has liability insurance.
- H.B. 4078 brings the state in line with federal law, which exempts imported vehicles of the same age from federal safety standards.
- H.B. 4078 endorses the fact that imported vintage vehicles are usually brought into this country by collectors and are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven.
- H.B. 4078 acknowledges that foreign-market vehicles are becoming valued collectors’ items among the automotive community.
Overview: West Virginia has introduced SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 4078) to exempt any foreign-market vehicle that is 25 years or older from the state’s annual safety inspection if the vehicle has liability insurance. Current law requires all foreign-market vehicles to be inspected every year regardless of model-year. The bill currently awaits consideration in the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee.