In case you haven’t been paying attention, there is legislation in Nevada (A.B. 326), that dramatically effects the car hobby. This legislation is an attempt to change the requirements for vehicles to be eligible for registration as either a classic vehicle, old timer, street rod, or classic rod.
The Nevada government wants to make it so that only vehicles manufactured prior to 1996 can be eligible. Unfortunately, this bill was approved by the Nevada Legislature, and will now be sent to the governor for his signature. If he signs it, the bill will be become law, and no vehicle made after 1996 could ever be registered as a “classic”. Although you might not live in the state of Nevada, them enacting this bill could be a stepping-stone for it to be addressed in other states—even the state where you live.
Not only are they trying to regulate a classic, but, beneficial changes to the governmental services tax were deleted from the final bill. Attached was a separate bill (A.B. 146) that proposed that all vehicles built before 1996 would be exempt from emissions testing. Unfortunately, this has been amended, and will now become just a study. In other words, if the collaborators of “the study” are not passionate about cars, we know how the results can look, and the study could end up being detrimental to all in the hobby. We cannot reiterate how these bills are a disaster for the car hobby, but you can help by contacting Governor Brian Sandoval, and telling him to Veto A.B. 326.
It’s absurd that the Legislature feels that classic cars are causing the pollution issues in Nevada, because classic cars make up less than 1.6 percent of the total vehicle count in that state! Apparently they feel that the 1.6 percent of the population won’t contest the issue. Let’s prove them wrong!
Contatct Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
Phone: (775) 684-5670
Fax: (775) 684-5683
Office of the Governor
State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701