|01-20-2011, 04:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Washington State Bill Would Increase Fees for Collector Cars and Horseless Carriages
Legislation (H.B. 1134) has been introduced in the Washington State Legislature by Representative Fred Finn (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Representative Zack Hudgins (email@example.com) that threatens to require annual renewal fees for collector vehicle and horseless carriage license plates. Under the bill, the initial $35 license plate fee for these vehicles would remain and a new annual $30 renewal fee would be added. Under Washington law, a collector vehicle is any motor vehicle that is more than thirty years old, while a horseless carriage is defined as a vehicle that is more than forty years old.
We Urge You to Contact Members of the Washington House Transportation Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 1134
• H.B. 1134 ignores the fact that these older cars are infrequently driven (about one-third the miles each year as a new vehicle) second or third vehicles and deserving of reduced registration fees.
• H.B. 1134 singles out and targets owners of older cars as revenue boosters to compensate for state budget shortfalls.
• H.B. 1134 ignores the fact that many collector vehicles are owned and maintained by low and fixed income Americans who are less able to afford a higher, annual fee.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the House Transportation Committee immediately by e-mail to request their opposition to H.B. 1134. Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Washington House Transportation Committee
Representative Judy Clibborn - Chair
Representative Andy Billig - Vice Chair
Representative Marko Liias - Vice Chair
Representative Mike Armstrong
Representative Jan Angel
Representative Katrina Asay
Representative Deb Eddy
Representative Fred Finn
Representative Joe Fitzgibbon
Representative Mark Hargrove
Representative Laurie Jinkins
Representative Norm Johnson
Representative Brad Klippert
Representative Dan Kristiansen
Representative Connie Ladenburg
Representative Jim McCune
Representative Jim Moeller
Representative Jeff Morris
Representative Luis Moscoso
Representative Jason Overstreet
Representative Chris Reykdal
Representative Ann Rivers
Representative Jay Rodne
Representative Christine Rolfes
Representative Cindy Ryu
Representative Matt Shea
Representative Dean Takko
Representative Dave Upthegrove
Representative Hans Zeiger