SEMA eNews Vol. 11, No. 15, April 10, 2008

SEMA-MODEL REPLICA VEHICLE LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW IN IOWA

A version of SEMA-model legislation (H.F. 2452) that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica vehicles was approved by the Iowa State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Chet Culver. H.F. 2452 defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 or a vehicle designed to resemble a vehicle manufactured before 1949. The bill defines a replica vehicle as a reproduction of an originally manufactured vehicle with the substitution or addition of parts to update the vehicle for purposes of safety, performance or reliability. The bill allows street rods and replica vehicles to be assigned a registration designation bearing the same model year that the body of the vehicle resembles. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

 

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