SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 17, April 29, 2010

California Bill to Increase "Specially Constructed" Class From 500 to 750 Vehicles Per Year Approved by Appropriations Committee

Legislation (A.B. 1740) in the California Assembly to increase the registration limit for exempted specially constructed vehicle (kit car) registrations from 500 to 750 vehicles per year was approved by the Appropriations Committee. The bill will next move to the floor of the Assembly for a vote by all members. Under current California policy, specially constructed vehicles that do not receive one of the 500 sequence numbers are subject to a "muddied" titling, registration and smog-check process.

A.B. 1740 will help allow more vehicle owners to confidently take advantage of a newly enacted vehicle registration amnesty program for specially constructed vehicles that were previously registered or classified incorrectly. Under the new law, the DMV will grant amnesty from prosecution to vehicle owners if certain conditions are met, including the owner filing a completed application with the department.

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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