SEMA ACTION NETWORK URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Utah House of Representatives Passes Bill to Classify Vehicles 30 Years Old and Older as “Vintage Vehicles”; Bill to be Considered by Senate Transportation Committee
Legislation (H.B. 221) to allow vehicles 30 years old and older to be classified as “vintage vehicles” was approved 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. Having been approved by the Senate Rules Committee, the bill now moves to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.
We Urge You to Contact Members of the Utah Senate Transportation Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their 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 members of the Utah Senate Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 221.
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.
Utah Senate Transportation Committee
Senator Kevin Van Tassell – Chair
Senator J. Stuart Adams
Senator Scott K. Jenkins
Senator Peter C. Knudson
Senator Karen Mayne