Pro-Hobby Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Reintroduced in New York
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Assembly Transportation Committee to request support for A.B. 476:
You may use the following points in your message:
- A.B. 476 allows for the use of non-original materials and creates a titling criterion that assigns these vehicles the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.
- A.B. 476 exempts street rods and customs from a range of standard equipment requirements (only that equipment required in the model year that the vehicle resembles) and emissions inspections.
- A.B. 476 provides that vehicles titled and registered as street rods and custom vehicles may only be used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, etc. and not for general daily transportation.
- A.B. 476 provides for special license plates for street rods and custom vehicles and permits the use of blue dot taillights.
Overview: SEMA model legislation (A.B. 476) to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles has been reintroduced in the New York State Assembly. The bill defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948. Under the bill, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble. This bill currently awaits consideration in the Assembly Transportation Committee.