Legislation (S.B. 1146) that would amend the state's current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their unlimited use as "exhibition" vehicles the entire month of August each year was passed by the Michigan Senate. Under current Michigan law, use of historic vehicles is limited to participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades, and similar uses, including mechanical testing, but not for general transportation. The bill now moves to the Michigan House Transportation Committee for consideration.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Michigan House Transportation Committee (List Below) in Support of S.B. 1146

* S.B. 1146 will provide Michigan historic vehicle owners the opportunity to enjoy recreational driving in the month of August in addition to the other sanctioned uses.

* S.B. 1146 provides added incentive to owners of qualifying historic vehicles (more than 25-years old) to register as "historic."

* S.B. 1146 acknowledges the immeasurable time, money and effort automotive hobbyists, especially historic vehicle owners, invest in their cars.

* S.B. 1146 recognizes that many historic vehicles are insured under policies that already limit their use, require regular use vehicles for each household member with a driver's license, and are required to be stored in a locked and enclosed garage.

Please contact members of the Michigan House Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support of S.B. 1146. Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Michigan House Transportation Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

paulopsommer@house.mi.gov; BenGlardon@house.mi.gov; WayneSchmidt@house.mi.gov; MattHuuki@house.mi.gov; BradJacobsen@house.mi.gov; PaulMuxlow@house.mi.gov; RickOlson@house.mi.gov; MarkOuimet@house.mi.gov; patsomerville@house.mi.gov; RoySchmidt@house.mi.gov; douglasgeiss@house.mi.gov; albertatalabi@house.mi.gov; davidnathan@house.mi.gov; lesialiss@house.mi.gov; barbbyrum@house.mi.gov; charlessmiley@house.mi.gov; harveysantana@house.mi.gov