West Virginia Introduces Pro-Hobby Bills

The West Virginia State Legislature introduced a variety of pro-hobby bills for the 2022 legislative session. The following bills are pending before the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee and may be scheduled to be heard at any time.

DON’T DELAY! Please contact the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee to request support for H.B. 2950 and H.B. 4064:

You may use the following points in your message:

H.B. 2950 — Creates an "Antique Fleet" plate program whereby the owner of five or more antique vehicles would be able to use a single registration plate. 

  • This bill provides added incentive to owners of qualifying antique vehicles (more than 25-years old) to register as “antique.”
  • This bill saves money, conserves resources, and allows greater options for automotive enthusiasts in the state and the industry supporting their hobby.
  • This bill recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.

H.B. 4064 — Allows antique vehicle license plates for vehicles over 10,000 lbs.

  • This bill endorses the fact that vintage vehicles of all sizes constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently operated.
  • This bill acknowledges the fact that heavier-weight vehicles are becoming valued collectors’ items among the automotive community.
  • This bill creates a more reasonable standard for antique collectors and expands opportunities for these prized vehicles to be enjoyed.
  • This bill recognizes the important historical and specialized purposes of these vehicles.