SEMA ACTION NETWORK
URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (HEARING UPDATE)
Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill Approved by Arkansas House; Senate City County & Local Affairs Committee Hearing Rescheduled for Tues., March 29
Legislation (H.B. 1252) that would allow cities to remove inoperable vehicles from private property if the vehicle is deemed a “nuisance” under a local ordinance was approved by the Arkansas House of Representatives. The bill will be considered by the Arkansas Senate City, County & Local Affairs Committee on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, after previously being scheduled for March 8.
If You Haven’t Already, Please Contact Members of the Senate City, County & Local Affairs Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 1252
· H.B. 1252 provides no reasonable safeguards for legitimate automotive hobbyists that choose to work on inoperable collector vehicles on private property.
· H.B. 1252 could outlaw the repair or modification of certain motor vehicles that are undergoing restoration.
· H.B. 1252 could outlaw the maintenance of parts cars for motor vehicles undergoing restoration.
· H.B. 1252 establishes no provisions that would enable vehicles located out of public view to avoid being classified as abandoned.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Arkansas Senate City, County & Local Affairs Committee immediately to request their opposition to H.B. 1252.
Please e-mail a copy of your letters to Steve McDonald at email@example.com. 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.
Arkansas Senate City, County & Local Affairs Committee
Senator Jerry Taylor – Chair
Senator David Burnett – Vice Chair
Senator Michael Lamoureux
Senator Jonathan Dismang
Senator Bill Sample
Senator Mike Fletcher
Senator Steve Harrelson
Senator Eddie Joe Williams