UPDATE: Kansas Bill to Allow Newer Military Surplus Vehicle Registration Passes House; Moves to Senate

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the Senate Committee on Transportation to request support for H.B. 2420:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 2420 allows for the registration and road use of newer “military surplus vehicles”, defined as vehicles less than 35 years old that were manufactured for the use in the U.S. military forces and subsequently authorized for sale to civilians. The term does not include fully-tracked vehicles.
  • H.B. 2420 allows military surplus vehicles to be issued special interest license plates displaying a decal that identifies them as military surplus vehicles.
  • H.B. 2420 requires an inspection of military surplus vehicles by highway patrol prior to registration, in line with current policy for all assembled, reconstructed and restored vehicles. 
  • H.B. 2420 recognizes the important historical and patriotic purpose of these vehicles. 
  • H.B. 2420 acknowledges that military surplus vehicles are becoming valued collectors’ items among the automotive community.

Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 2420) has been introduced in Kansas to allow for the registration and on-road use of newer surplus military vehicles. Currently, only antique military vehicles more than 35 years old can be registered for road use. The bill specifies certain size and weight limits for surplus military vehicles. H.B. 2420 passed the House and currently awaits consideration in the Senate Committee on Transportation.