Author Topic: SEAM News - SEMA SCUTTLES UNFAIR WEST VIRGINIA INOPERABLE VEHICLES BILL  (Read 2007 times)

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SEMA eNews, Vol. 10, No. 17 – April 25, 2007

ALMOST HEAVEN—SEMA SCUTTLES UNFAIR WEST VIRGINIA INOPERABLE VEHICLES BILL

SEMA defeated a West Virginia bill that would have further restricted the ability of West Virginia vehicle hobbyists from maintaining inoperable vehicles on private property. The legislation sought to redefine “abandoned motor vehicles” to include vehicles or vehicle parts which are either unlicensed or inoperable, or both, are not in an enclosed building and have remained on private property for more than 30 days.

Under current law, the abandoned vehicle law applies primarily to vehicles on public property. The bill would have made violation a misdemeanor offense punishable by substantial fines, community service and jail. SEMA opposed the bill as it makes no legal distinction between an owner using private property as a dumping ground and a vehicle enthusiast working to maintain, restore or construct a vehicle. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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