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Washington state bill to exempt resto, custom shop estimates moves to rules committee

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House Committee Passes Washington State Bill to Exempt Restoration and Custom Shops From Written Estimate Requirement; Moves Next to Rules Committee

A SEMA-supported bill (S.B. 6005) to exempt restoration and custom shops from the requirement that they provide written estimates for the repair of any vehicle that qualifies for a “horseless carriage” or “collector vehicle” license plate, or is a “parts car,” “street rod” or “custom vehicle” was approved by the Washington State House Business & Financial Services Committee and now moves to the House Rules Committee for consideration. The bill has already been passed by the Washington State Senate. If the bill passes in the full House, it will be sent to the governor for her signature and enactment into law.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the House Rules Committee (List Attached) Immediately To Request Their Support for S.B. 6005

S.B. 6005 would allow restoration and custom shops to bill at least every two weeks on a time & materials basis. Shops would be able to accurately inform customers of actual costs and materials, removing vagueness associated with shops attempting to “guess” probable time for unique tasks and probable costs for unique, and in some cases, yet to be fabricated, parts.

Under Washington law, a “Horseless Carriage” is a vehicle that is more than forty years old and owned and operated as a collector vehicle; a “Collector Vehicle” is any motor vehicle that is more than thirty years old; a “Custom Vehicle” is any motor vehicle that is at least thirty years old and of a model year after 1948 or was manufactured to resemble a vehicle at least thirty years old and of a model year after 1948 and has alterations to one or more of the major component parts; a “Parts Car” is a motor vehicle that is owned by a collector to furnish parts for restoration or maintenance; and a “Street Rod” is a motor vehicle that is a 1948 or older vehicle or the vehicle was manufactured after 1948 to resemble a vehicle manufactured before 1949 and has alterations to one or more of the major component parts.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact all members of the Washington House Rules Committee immediately to request their support of S.B. 6005. Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald Thank you for your assistance.

Washington House Rules Committee

To e-mail all members of the Rules Committee, copy and paste the email address block below:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Representative Frank Chop (Chair)
Phone: (360) 786-7920

Representative Richard DeBolt
Phone: (360) 786-7896

Representative Jan Angel
Phone: (360) 786-7964

Representative Mike Armstrong
Phone: (360) 786-7832

Representative Cathy Dahlquist
Phone: (360) 786-7846

Representative Deb Eddy
Phone: (360) 786-7848

Representative Roger Goodman
Phone: (360) 786-7878

Representative Tami Green
Phone: (360) 786-7958

Representative Bob Hasegawa
Phone: (360) 786-7862

Representative Norm Johnson
Phone: (360) 786-7810

Representative Troy Kelley
Phone: (360) 786-7890

Representative Joel Kretz
Phone: (360) 786-7988

Representative Marcie Maxwell
Phone: (360) 786-7894

Representative Jim Moeller
Phone: (360) 786-7872

Representative Tina Orwall
Phone: (360) 786-7834

Representative Eric Pettigrew
Phone: (360) 786-7838

Representative Tim Probst
Phone: (360) 786-7994

Representative Ann Rivers
Phone: (360) 786-7850

Representative Cindy Ryu
Phone: (360) 786-7880

Representative Joe Schmick
Phone: (360) 786-7844

Representative Shelly Short
Phone: (360) 786-7908

Representative Larry Springer
Phone: (360) 786-7822

Representative Pat Sullivan
Phone: (360) 786-7858

Representative Kevin Van De Wege
Phone: (360) 786-7916

Representative Judy Warnick
Phone: (360) 786-7932

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