Wisconsin Introduces Bill to Ease Restrictions on Collector Cars and Historic Military Vehicles

In cooperation with Wisconsin's collector vehicle community, legislation (S.B. 110) has been introduced in the Wisconsin State Senate to allow minor modifications to collector vehicles, exempt former military vehicles, historic military vehicles, and collector vehicles from importer certification label requirements, and expand rights for historic military vehicle owners.   A companion bill will soon be introduced in the House of Representatives.  

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Senate Transportation, Public Safety, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for S.B. 110

  • S.B.110 allows modifications to vehicles registered as collector vehicles, as long as the body of these vehicles is not modified.  Currently, upgrades like safety glass, radial tires, a radio or hubcaps are reasons to deny registration.  This bill will allow changes that retain the spirit of historic authenticity.
  • S.B. 110 exempts former military vehicles, historic military vehicles, and collector vehicles from the requirement that they meet Federal certification label requirements.
  • S.B. 110 allows owners of historic military vehicles to operate these vehicles for occasional personal use and allows historic military vehicle owners to store and maintain inoperable, unregistered historic military vehicles on private property if they do not constitute a health hazard and are screened from ordinary public view.  Currently, use of these vehicles is limited to parades and car shows transporting them to and from necessary testing, maintenance, and storage.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact all members of the Senate Transportation, Public Safety, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee to request support for S.B. 110.  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.

You may also register online In Favor of S.B.110

Wisconsin Senate Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs Committee

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

Sen.Petrowski@legis.wisconsin.govSen.Leibham@legis.wisconsin.gov; Sen.Cowles@legis.wisconsin.govSen.Carpenter@legis.wisconsin.gov; Sen.Hansen@legis.wisconsin.gov

Senator Jerry Petrowski (Chair)
Phone: (608) 266-2502
Senator Joseph Leibham (Vice-Chair)
Phone: (608) 266-2056
Senator Robert Cowles
Phone: (608) 266-0484
Senator Tim Carpenter
Phone: (608) 266-8535
Senator Dave Hansen
Phone: (608) 266-5670