California Bill Would Exempt Homebuilt and Collector Vehicles From Emissions Testing

LEGISLATIVE ALERT Pro-Hobbyist Bill Introduced in California A friend to the California vehicle hobbyist community, Senator Maurice Johannessen, has introduced a bill (S.B. 1811) that would provide for special license plates for...

LEGISLATIVE ALERT Pro-Hobbyist Bill Introduced in California

A friend to the California vehicle hobbyist community, Senator Maurice Johannessen, has introduced a bill (S.B. 1811) that would provide for special license plates for homebuilt cars and exempt both homebuilts and collector vehicles from the state’s smog check requirements.

We Urge You to Contact Your State Legislators in Support of This Bill

S.B. 1811 defines a homebuilt car as a vehicle that is built by an individual for personal use and includes, but is not limited to, motor vehicles built by utilizing home built kits.

S.B. 1811 specifies that homebuilt cars are built, maintained and operated for purposes of exhibitions and may be operated up to 2,500 miles a year.

S.B. 1811 defines collector vehicle as a vehicle not driven on a daily basis, operated less than 5,000 miles a year and only used for purposes of obtaining maintenance or repair work, collector car events or parades.

S.B. 1811 specifies that to be exempted from the smog check, collector vehicles must be insured as a collector vehicle and/or the vehicle owner must sign a declaration with the Department of Motor Vehicles indicating that the vehicle is a collector motor vehicle.

Contact your state legislators in support of this legislation. This bill strives to protect vehicle enthusiasts and collectors in California by creating new classifications for exemption. If you need assistance in determining who your legislators are, please contact the California Legislature’s General Information line: 916/445-4311. This information can also be obtained by calling the SEMA Washington, D.C. office at 202/783-6007 or you can access this information via the internet at http://www.sema.org/fedleg/legislatorrequest.

Please fax a copy of your letters to us at 202/783-6024 or mail to:

SEMA Washington Office 1317 F St., NW, Ste. 500 Washington, D.C. 20004 Attn: Steve McDonald/Brian Caudill

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