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Bill recognizing vintage vehicles in Utah moves to governor

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
 
 Utah Senate Passes Bill to Classify Vehicles 30 Years Old and Older as “Vintage Vehicles”; Moves to Governor for Signature  
 
Legislation (H.B. 221) to allow vehicles 30 years old and older to be classified as “vintage vehicles” was approved by the Utah Senate and now moves to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.  The bill was already passed by the Utah House of Representatives.  Currently, Utah reserves the “vintage vehicle” class only to vehicles 40 years old and older.  Under the bill, “vintage vehicles” 30 – 40 years old would be charged a $45 annual registration fee.  When the vehicle reaches 40 years old, the registrant would pay a one-time $40 fee.  Vintage vehicles are exempted from annual emissions and safety inspections. 
 
We Urge You to Contact Governor Gary R. Herbert
(Contact Information Below) Immediately to Request His Support for H.B. 221
 
·         Utah exempts vehicles manufactured prior to 1968 from emissions inspections.  Vehicles manufactured after that date must be registered as “vintage vehicles” or “customs” to qualify for this exemption.
 
·       H.B. 221 acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of older vehicles, such as the vintage vehicles targeted for inclusion in the “vintage vehicle” exemption.   
 
H.B. 221 recognizes that such vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained and infrequently operated.
 
DON’T DELAY!  Please contact Utah Governor Gary Herbert immediately by phone or e-mail to request his support for H.B. 221. 
 
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.
 
Governor Gary R. Herbert
gherbert@utah.gov
801-538-1000
800-705-2464

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