SEMA ACTION NETWORK
URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill Introduced in Arkansas; City, County and Local Affairs Committee Hearing Rescheduled for Wed., Feb. 16
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 has been introduced in the Arkansas State Legislature. Originally scheduled for a hearing on Feb. 2, the bill will now be considered by the Arkansas House Committee on City, County and Local Affairs on Wed., Feb. 16, 2011.
We Urge You to Contact Members of the Arkansas House Committee on City, County and Local Affairs (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 1252
For those interested in attending the hearing to voice opposition, the Committee will meet on Wed., Feb. 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the following address:
Room B, Mac Building
1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
· 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! If you haven’t already done so, please contact members of the Arkansas House Committee on City, County and Local Affairs immediately to request their opposition to H.B. 1252.
Please e-mail a copy of your letters to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Arkansas House Committee on City, County and Local Affairs
Representative Charolette Wagner – Chair
Representative Jane English – Vice Chair
Representative Toni Bradford
Representative Tommy Lee Baker
Representative Kathy Webb
Representative Davy Carter
Representative Tracy Steele
Representative Denny Altes
Representative Linda Collins-Smith
Representative Jon S. Eubanks
Representative David L. Branscum
Representative Sheilla E. Lampkin
Representative Jeremy Gillam
Representative Andy Mayberry
Representative Betty Overbey
Representative Josh Johnston
Representative David Fielding
Representative Nate Bell
Representative Tommy Thompson
Representative Leslee Milam Post