Kansas considers anti-hobbyist ‘nuisance car’ bill
Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill to be Considered by Committee on Jan. 21, 2014
Legislation (H.B. 2247) to provide counties with the authority to remove from private property motor vehicles deemed to be a “nuisance” has been introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives. Only cities are currently allowed that authority. The bill will be considered by the House Local Government Committee on Jan. 21, 2014.
We Urge You to Contact Members of the House Local Government Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 2247
In Kansas, maintaining a public nuisance means “intentionally causing or permitting a condition to exist which injures or endangers the public health, safety or welfare.” This definition provides no real guidance for motor vehicle owners maintaining inoperable vehicles on private property.
H.B. 2247 provides no reasonable concessions for legitimate automotive hobbyists that choose to work on inoperable collector vehicles on private property.
H.B. 2247 could allow counties to outlaw the repair or modification of certain motor vehicles that are undergoing restoration.
H.B. 2247 establishes no provisions that would enable vehicles located out of public view to avoid being classified as nuisances.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Kansas House Local Government Committee immediately to request their opposition to H.B. 2247.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter 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. Kansas House Local Government Committee
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Representative Steve Huebert (Chair) Phone: 785 296-1754 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Representative Erin Davis Phone: 785-296-6824 Email: email@example.com
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Representative Connie O’Brien Phone: 785 296-7683 Email: email@example.com
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