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THE DRIVING FORCE: ANTI-PROJECT CAR LEGISLATION IN TEXAS

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Published on Mon, Apr 14, 2003

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

THE DRIVING FORCE: ANTI-PROJECT CAR LEGISLATION IN TEXAS

By Contributing Editor

Legislation that would further restrict the ability of Texas vehicle hobbyists from maintaining inoperable vehicles on private property is moving quickly through the Texas legislature. The bill (H.B. 1129) allows municipalities to enforce land-use regulations that would specifically affect vehicle storage and parking. The bill passed unanimously in committee and will soon be voted on by the full Texas Legislature.

We Urge You to Contact Your Texas State Legislators Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 1129

* H.B. 1129 would give local authorities an inordinate amount of power in determining the disposition of project cars.

* H.B. 1129 would make it even more difficult for Texas hobbyists to work on collector vehicles on private property.

* H.B. 1129 demonstrates a lack of understanding of the vehicle hobby and the rights of hobbyists.

Contact your state legislators in Austin immediately by phone, fax or e-mail in opposition to H.B. 1129. This bill tramples on the rights of vehicle enthusiasts and collectors in Texas. If you need assistance in determining who your legislators are and their contact information, please contact the Texas Legislature's General Information Line at 512/463-4630.

This information can also be obtained by calling the SEMA Washington, D.C. office at 202/783-6007 ext. 39 or via the Internet at <www.enjoythedrive.com/leg...lator.asp>

For our records, please e-mail a copy of your letter to [email protected] <mailto [email protected]> or fax/send to the information below:

SEMA Government Relations 1317 F Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20004 202-783-6024 (fax)

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