Backyard Vehicle Restoration Jobs Under Siege Again In Illinois; Harmful Inoperable Vehicle Bill to be Heard on March 6
A bill (H.B. 367) introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives that would further restrict the ability of Illinois vehicle hobbyists from maintaining inoperable vehicles on private property will be considered by the House Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee on Tuesday, March 6. H.B. 367 would redefine “inoperable motor vehicles” to include vehicles incapable of being lawfully driven on state highways in full accordance with Illinois vehicle laws. The bill would also expand the definition of inoperable vehicles to include dismantled and unlicensed vehicles. Under current law, localities may authorize fines and disposal of inoperable vehicles on public and private property.
Contact House Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee Members (List Below) Immediately To Request Their Opposition to H.B. 367
For those interested in attending the hearing to show their opposition, the committee will meet on Tuesday, March 6 at the following address and time:
House Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee Hearing - 2:00 p.m.
Capitol Building - Room 114
H.B. 367 would give local authorities an inordinate amount of power in determining the disposition of inoperable historic project cars.
H.B. 367 would make it virtually impossible for Illinois hobbyists to maintain inoperable collector vehicles on private property.
H.B. 367 demonstrates a clear disregard and lack of understanding of the vehicle hobby and the rights of hobbyists.
H.B. 367 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.
DON'T DELAY! Please contact members of the Illinois House Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee immediately by phone, fax or e-mail to request their opposition to H.B. 367.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thank you for your assistance.
Illinois House Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee
Jay C. Hoffman email@example.com
David E. Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald A. Wait RepWait@aol.com
Daniel V. Beiser
William B. "Bill" Black email@example.com
Rich Brauer firstname.lastname@example.org
James D. Brosnahan JBROSNAHAN@PRODIGY.net
John A. Fritchey email@example.com
Deborah L. Graham firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Joyce email@example.com
Renee Kosel firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph M. Lyons
Michael P. McAuliffe
Robert S. Molaro
Harry R. Ramey,Jr.
Jil Tracy email@example.com