SEMA Legisltative alert: Massachusetts

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URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Pro-Hobbyist Massachusetts Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Approved by House; Moves to Senate

A version of SEMA model legislation (H.B. 4871) to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods, custom vehicles, replicas and specially constructed vehicles was passed by the Massachusetts House. The bill will now be considered by the full Massachusetts Senate. H.B. 4871 defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948. Replica vehicles are defined as assembled by a non-manufacturer from new or used parts that replicate an earlier year, make and model vehicle. Specially constructed vehicles are those reconstructed or assembled by a non-manufacturer from new or used parts that have an exterior that does not replicate or resemble any other manufactured vehicle. The bill allows replica vehicles to be assigned a certificate of title bearing both the year in which the vehicle was built and the make, model and year of the vehicle intended to be replicated.

We Urge You to Contact ALL Members of the Massachusetts Senate Immediately (List Below) to Request Their Support for H.B. 4871

· H.B. 4871 provides specific registration classes and license plates for street rods, customs, replicas and specially constructed vehicles.

· H.B. 4871 provides that specially constructed and replica vehicles which are registered on or before June 30, 2011 would be exempt from emissions inspection requirements. Specially constructed and replica vehicles registered after June 30, 2011 would be subject to emission control requirements based on the model year and configuration of the engine installed, whether the engine is an original equipment manufacturer’s production engine, rebuilt engine or crate engine. Under the bill, if the model year of the engine installed in the specially constructed or replica vehicle requires an onboard diagnostic (OBD) system, the vehicle would be subject to an OBD system emissions test applicable to the certified configuration, including any exclusions or exemptions otherwise granted to that certified configuration.

H.B. 4871 provides that a replica vehicle will be assigned the same model year designation as the production vehicle it is intended to replicate, in addition to the actual year it was built.

Please contact members of the Massachusetts Senate immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 4871.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org. Thank you for your assistance.
Massachusetts State Senate

Senate President Therese Murray
Email: Therese.Murray@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1500

Senator Steven A. Baddour
Email: Steven.Baddour@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1604

Senator Frederick E. Berry
Email: Frederick.Berry@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1410

Senator Stephen M. Brewer
Email: Stephen.Brewer@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1540

Senator Stephen J. Buoniconti
Email: Stephen.Buoniconti@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1660

Senator Gale D. Candaras
Email: Gale.Candaras@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1291

Senator Harriette L. Chandler
Email: Harriette.Chandler@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1544

Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz
Email: Sonia.Chang-Diaz@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1673

Senator Cynthia Stone Creem
Email: Cynthia.Creem@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1639

Senator Sal N. DiDomenico
Email: Sal.DiDomenico@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1650

Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly
Email: Kenneth.Donnelly@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1432

Senator Benjamin B. Downing
Email: Benjamin.Downing@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1625

Senator James B. Eldridge
Email: James.Eldridge@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1120

Senator Susan C. Fargo
Email: Susan.Fargo@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1572

Senator Jennifer L. Flanagan
Email: Jennifer.Flanagan@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1230

Senator Jack Hart
Email: John.Hart@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1150

Senator Robert L. Hedlund
Email: Robert.Hedlund@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1646

Senator Patricia D. Jehlen
Email: Patricia.Jehlen@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1578

Senator Brian A. Joyce
Email: Brian.A.Joyce@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1643

Senator Thomas P. Kennedy
Email: Thomas.P.Kennedy@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1200

Senator Michael R. Knapik
Email: Michael.Knapik@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1415

Senator Thomas M. McGee
Email: Thomas.McGee@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1350

Senator Joan M. Menard
Email: Joan.Menard@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1114

Senator Mark C. Montigny
Email: Mark.Montigny@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1440

Senator Michael O. Moore
Email: Michael.O.Moore@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1485

Senator Richard T. Moore
Email: Richard.Moore@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1420

Senator Michael W. Morrissey
Email: Michael.W.Morrissey@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1494

Senator Robert A. O'Leary
Email: Robert.O'Leary@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1570

Senator Marc R. Pacheco
Email: Marc.Pacheco@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1551

Senator Steven C. Panagiotakos
Email: Steven.Panagiotakos@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1630

Senator Anthony Petruccelli
Email: Anthony.Petruccelli@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1634

Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg
Email: Stan.Rosenberg@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1532

Senator Richard J. Ross
Email: Richard.Ross@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1555

Senator Karen E. Spilka
Email: Karen.E.Spilka@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1640

Senator Bruce E. Tarr
Email: Bruce.Tarr@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1600

Senator James E. Timilty
Email: James.Timilty@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1222

Senator Richard R. Tisei
Email: Richard.Tisei@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1206

Senator Steven A. Tolman
Email: Steven.Tolman@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1280

Senator Susan C. Tucker
Email: Susan.Tucker@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1612

Senator Marian Walsh
Email: Marian.Walsh@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-722-1348

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