West Virginia Reintroduces Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles From Property Tax

Legislation has been introduced in the West Virginia Senate (S.B. 222) to exempt motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, trucks and tractors that are older than twenty-five years from personal property taxes. Under the bill, these automobiles and motorcycles would need to display valid current antique licenses and could not be used for daily transportation.  Earlier this year, a bill (H.B. 2443) was reintroduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates to provide owners of antique motor vehicles with an exemption from all taxation and fees: CLICK HERE

We Urge You to Contact Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Members (List Attached) Immediately to Request Their Support for S.B. 222

  • Under West Virginia law, an "Antique motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle which is more than twenty-five years old and is owned solely as a collector's item. "Antique motorcycle" means any motorcycle which is more than twenty-five years old and is owned solely as a collector's item.
  • S.B. 222 recognizes the fact that existing antique motor vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained, infrequently operated hobby cars and deserving of property tax benefits.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the West Virginia Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for S.B. 222.  

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  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. 

West Virginia Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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

bob.beach@wvsenate.gov; art.kirkendoll@wvsenate.gov; douglas.facemire@wvsenate.gov; rocky@fitzsimmonsfirm.com; robert.plymale@wvsenate.gov; bob.williams@wvsenate.gov; clark.barnes@wvsenate.gov; bill.cole@wvsenate.gov; chris.walters@wvsenate.gov

Senator Robert Beach (Chair)
Phone: (304) 357-7919
Senator Art Kirkendoll (Vice-Chair)
Phone: (304) 357-7857
Senator Douglas Facemire
Phone: (304) 357-7845
Senator Rocky Fitzsimmons
Phone: (304) 357-7918
Senator Robert Plymale
Phone: (304) 357-7937
Senator Bob Williams
Phone: (304) 357-7995
Senator Clark Barnes
Phone: (304) 357-7973
Senator Bill Cole
Phone: (304) 357-7843
Senator Walters
Phone: (304) 357-7866