A version of SEMA model legislation (S.B. 5121) has been reintroduced in the Washington State Senate to prohibit cities or towns from enforcing an ordinance, development regulation, zoning regulation, or administrative practice that prevents automobile collectors from pursuing their hobby. Junked, wrecked or inoperable vehicles stored on private property would only require screening from public view. Under the bill, six or fewer vehicles that are 30 years old or older, including one parts car, would be permitted for hobby vehicle restoration as long as restoration is an ancillary use of the property. The bill is pending consideration by the Washington Senate Governmental Operations Committee.
We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Senate Governmental Operations Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for S.B. 5121