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CALIFORNIA BILL EXEMPTS NON-OPERATIONAL VEHICLES FROM NUISANCE LAWS

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Published on Mon, Apr 14, 2003

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

THE DRIVING FORCE: CALIFORNIA BILL EXEMPTS NON-OPERATIONAL VEHICLES FROM NUISANCE LAWS

By Contributing Editor BRIAN CAULDILL

A bill (A.B. 789) has been introduced in the California Assembly that exempts vehicles having a certification of nonoperation on file with the DMV from city and county public nuisance ordinances. The vehicle would have to be stored or parked in a legal manner on private property and not readily visible from the street.

We Urge You to Contact Your State Legislators to Support A.B. 789

* A.B. 789 provides safeguards for hobbyists to work on collector vehicles on private property.

* A.B. 789 establishes reasonable provisions that vehicles be properly parked and located out of ordinary public view, which can generally be achieved by means of inside storage, fencing, trees, shrubbery, etc.

* A.B. 789 allows collectors to maintain wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicles and their parts on private property.

* A.B. 789 demonstrates a real effort by legislators and hobbyists to enact reasonable and fair compromise legislation.

Contact your own state legislators in Sacramento immediately by phone, fax or e-mail to support this legislation. If you need assistance in determining who your legislators are and their contact information, please contact the California State Legislature's General Information Line at 916/445-4311.

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...slator.asp . Please be certain to include your name and address on your correspondence.

For our records, forward a copy of your letter to the SEMA Government Affairs office at [email protected] or via the information below.

Brian Caudill SEMA Action Network 1317 F Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20004 202-783-6024 (Fax)

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