2015 MD HB 811 sponsored by Delegate Hornberger and SB 782 sponsored by Senator Norman, propose to change the age of, “Historic” vehicles, as defined by the MD Motor Vehicle Code, from 20 years to 25 years. This is a fee increase for people with vehicles that qualify under current MD code.
Currently, vehicles that qualify for, “Historic” status have reduced motor vehicle registration fees and are exempt from emissions (VEIP) inspections.
Per the fiscal note:
State Effect: Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) and special fund revenues increase, likely by between $1 million and $3 million on an annual basis, as vehicle owners excluded from registering their vehicles as historic pay higher registration fees and surcharges for their vehicles. TTF expenditures increase, likely by more than $100,000, between FY 2016 and 2018 for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to procure additional registration plates.
Update, House (3/25/15):
- Bill passed the House Environmental Committee and added a co-sponsor.
- Bill changed 25 years to 30 years.
- Bill applies changes prospectively.
- Bill passed House, 123-17.
- Revised Fiscal Note says fiscal effect now indeterminable.
The House bill, as amended above (click on, “prospectively”), now in Senate, Judicial Proceedings Committee.
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