Missouri Historic Vehicle Bill Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation (S.B. 242) that would have allowed historic vehicles to be issued license plates without an annual mileage restriction failed to pass before Missouri’s legislature adjourned for 2019.

In Missouri, an historic vehicle is defined as being 25 years old or older, owned solely as a collector’s item, and used only for exhibition and educational purposes. Currently, the law limits such vehicles to 1,000 miles of personal driving per year and requires owners to keep a log of miles driven.

S.B. 242 recognized the burden that the current system of tracking places on historic vehicle owners and that historic vehicles are well-maintained and infrequently driven.

Thank you to those who voiced support for this legislation.