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SEMA model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles has been introduced in the Washington State Legislature by Senator Mike Carrell ([email protected]). The bill (S.B. 5585) 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. Under the bill, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for S.B. 5585

• S.B. 5585 provides specific registration and titling classes for street rods and customs, including kits and replicas.

• S.B. 5585 allows for the use of non-original materials and creates a titling criterion that assigns these vehicles the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.

• S.B. 5585 exempts street rods and customs from a range of standard equipment requirements (only that equipment required in the model year that the vehicle resembles) and emissions inspections.

• S.B. 5585 provides that vehicles titled and registered as street rods and custom vehicles may only be used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, etc. and not for general daily transportation.

• S.B. 5585 permits the use of blue dot taillights.

DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Senate Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to urge their support for S.B. 5585.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at [email protected]. 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.

Washington State Senate Transportation Committee

Senator Mary Margaret Haugen - Chair
Phone: 360/786-7618
Email: [email protected]

Senator Scott White - Vice Chair
Phone: 360/786-7690
Email: [email protected]

Senator Curtis King
Phone: 360/786-7626
Email: [email protected]

Senator Joe Fain
Phone: 360/786-7692
Email: [email protected]

Senator Jerome Delvin
Phone: 360/786-7614
Email: [email protected]

Senator Tracey Eide
Phone: 360/786-7658
Email: [email protected]

Senator Doug Ericksen
Phone: 360/786-7682
Email: [email protected]

Senator Andy Hill
Phone: 360/786-7672
Email: [email protected]

Senator Steve Hobbs
Phone: 360/786-7686
Email: [email protected]

Senator Steve Litzow
Phone: 360/786-7641
Email: [email protected]

Senator Sharon Nelson
Phone: 360/786-7667
Email: nelso[email protected]

Senator Margarita Prentice
Phone: 360/786-7616
Email: [email protected]

Senator Kevin Ranker
Phone: 360/786-7678
Email: [email protected]

Senator Tim Sheldon
Phone: 360/786-7668
Email: [email protected]

Senator Paull Shin
Phone: 360/786-7640
Email: [email protected]

Senator Dan Swecker
Phone: 360/786-7638
Email: [email protected]
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