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California people please read AB 1740 by Brastic
Started on: 03-09-2010 11:50 PM
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Report this Post03-09-2010 11:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BrasticClick Here to visit Brastic's HomePageClick Here to Email BrasticSend a Private Message to BrasticDirect Link to This Post
It looks like there is an unsung hero to cars out there in assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (son of legendary customizer Dean Jeffries). He submitted a bill AB1740 to do away with 500 limit to specialty constructed vehicle registrations a year. I am use to new laws attacking car culture and the hobby that we love that when I see someone stand up, I feel that we need to help. If you live in the state of California, please write to the representatives (they are listed on the Good-Guys web page) and let them know that you support this bill. Please, AS IN PLEASE, be polite, non confrontational, non accusatory, and say thank you.

http://www.good-guys.com/ne...ory.aspx?newsid=1481
http://www.aroundthecapitol...vid=20090AB174099INT
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Report this Post03-10-2010 12:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for madcurlClick Here to Email madcurlSend a Private Message to madcurlDirect Link to This Post
Yeah!!!

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Report this Post03-12-2010 10:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RUNDLCClick Here to Email RUNDLCSend a Private Message to RUNDLCDirect Link to This Post
Hear-hear I'll vote for that one! or I mean I'll ask them to vote for it!

I'll add one thing, The state sure would be able to raise extra revenue that way, dmv fees will be added to the coffers as well.

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Report this Post03-12-2010 05:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for madcurlClick Here to Email madcurlSend a Private Message to madcurlDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by RUNDLC:

I'll add one thing, The state sure would be able to raise extra revenue that way, dmv fees will be added to the coffers as well.



Come to think of it- I think your correct. I forgot money makes the world go round.
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Report this Post03-12-2010 06:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Brastic:

It looks like there is an unsung hero to cars out there in assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (son of legendary customizer Dean Jeffries). He submitted a bill AB1740 to do away with 500 limit to specialty constructed vehicle registrations a year. I am use to new laws attacking car culture and the hobby that we love that when I see someone stand up, I feel that we need to help. If you live in the state of California, please write to the representatives (they are listed on the Good-Guys web page) and let them know that you support this bill. Please, AS IN PLEASE, be polite, non confrontational, non accusatory, and say thank you.

http://www.good-guys.com/ne...ory.aspx?newsid=1481
http://www.aroundthecapitol...vid=20090AB174099INT


This is great. I hope SEMA SAN is also doing their part in helping them. Hopefully some car clubs can get together and write them, or save signatures.
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Report this Post03-12-2010 10:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TKSend a Private Message to TKDirect Link to This Post
"Upon initial registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles, a passenger vehicle or pickup truck that is a specially constructed vehicle, as defined in Section 580 of the Vehicle Code, ..."

580. A "specially constructed vehicle" is a vehicle which is built for private use, not for resale, and is not constructed by a licensed manufacturer or remanufacturer. A specially constructed vehicle may be built from (1) a kit; (2) new or used, or a combination of new and used, parts; or (3) a vehicle reported for dismantling, as required by Section 5500 or 11520, which, when reconstructed, does not resemble the original make of the vehicle dismantled. A specially constructed vehicle is not a vehicle which has been repaired or restored to its original design by replacing parts.

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The "not for resale" is a bit worrisome since it implies you can never sell the car but maybe the legal meaning is you aren't intending to build them and sell them as a commercial business ... Now that I think about it, what's the difference. I dunno. Maybe once it's built you can only keep it or destroy it. If someone understand the legal meaning of that, chime in.

I seriously doubt it will pass since it would pretty much allow anyone to make "any changes" to any car and claim it's a SCV. Plus 580's last sentence could be interpreted to mean "no, just because you stuck a 70's V8 in there doesn't make it 'special constructed'". I think there are too many holes here for the legislature to buy into it. But ya never know!

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Report this Post03-30-2010 12:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BrasticClick Here to visit Brastic's HomePageClick Here to Email BrasticSend a Private Message to BrasticDirect Link to This Post
I am not worried about the "not for resale" part. This means a company cannot build and register cars around the current laws.
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Report this Post03-30-2010 12:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for skuzzbomerSend a Private Message to skuzzbomerDirect Link to This Post
I think the "not for resale" line is to prevent people from making a business out of selling Lotus7 kits or the like.
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Report this Post03-30-2010 02:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportDirect Link to This Post
Just a reminder: Have you contacted your local SEMA San representative?
Have you contacted your local Gov't representative?

This would also help get manual 3800SC swaps legal. (assuming the car originally came with an automatic transmission. Remember it has to be major modifications) At least one Fiero with a 3800SC and manual is registered that way..

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Report this Post03-31-2010 06:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for gldkarmaClick Here to Email gldkarmaSend a Private Message to gldkarmaDirect Link to This Post
Looks like there is another hearing and vote set for 4/5. Wish there was a link to the Fremont representative (Torico?).

http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/Bills/AB_1740

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Report this Post03-31-2010 05:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for gldkarmaClick Here to Email gldkarmaSend a Private Message to gldkarmaDirect Link to This Post
Okay--I wrote my State Assemblyman, Alberto Torrico, but he isn't on the Transportation Committee, which is the group hearing the bill again on April 5. The 14 or so links listed on the other active car club websites are for the members of the Transportation Committee that will actually be discussing and acting on this proposal, but most of them don't accept e-mail or probably even actively log calls from people outside their district. What I just did was call the Transportation Committee directly at the no. listed on the Goodguys website, (916) 319-2093, and the receptionist put me down as being in support. She asked if I had called in when it was discussed previously and I said no, I would be an addition, as they are carrying forward the no. of supporters from the first hearing. I guess if it gets approved by the Transportation Committee, then it may go to the full Assembly for action.

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Report this Post07-07-2010 08:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportDirect Link to This Post
Any news on this?
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