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Street rod, custom vehicle bill reintroduced in Texas



Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill

Reintroduced in Texas

SEMA model legislation (H.B. 890) that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles has been reintroduced in the Texas State Legislature. H.B. 890 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. The bill has been referred to the Texas House Transportation Committee for consideration.

We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Texas House Transportation Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 890

H.B. 890 provides specific registration/titling classes and license plates for street rods and customs, including replicas. Street rods are of a pre-1949 vintage; customs are of the post-1949 era.

H.B. 890 allows for the use of non-original materials and creates a titling and registration criterion that assigns these vehicles the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.

H.B. 890 only holds street rods, customs and replicas to the equipment standards specified by law during the model year listed on the title of the vehicle.
H.B. 890 recognizes the immeasurable amount of time, money and attention automotive enthusiasts invest in their hobby cars. Street rods, customs and replicas are the same crowd pleasers that participate in exhibitions and as parade vehicles, and whose owners regularly contribute to charities and civic events. This legislation represents an opportunity to acknowledge this family hobby and to protect it for future generations.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Texas House Transportation Committee of Representatives to urge support for H.B. 890.

Please e-mail a copy of your letters to Steve McDonald at

Texas House Transportation Committee

Representative Larry Phillips - Chair
Phone: 512/463-0297

Representative Drew Darby - Vice Chair
Phone: 512/463-0331

Representative Dennis Bonnen
Phone: 512/463-056

Representative Yvonne Davis
Phone: 512/463-0598

Representative Allen Fletcher
Phone: 512/463-0661

Representative Linda Harper-Brown
Phone: 512/463-0641

Representative George Lavender
Phone: 512/463-0692

Representative Armando Martinez
Phone: 512/463-0530

Representative Ruth Jones McClendon
Phone: 512/463-0708

Representative Joseph Pickett
Phone: 512/463-0596

Representative Eddie Rodriguez
Phone: 512/463-0674

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