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Minutes for HB2528 - Committee on Transportation

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Providing for all vehicles more than 35 years old to qualify as an antique vehicle.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Staff explained the bill and answered questions.


Vice Chair Thimesch recognized Representative Hoheisel as the first proponent. (Attachment 1) According to Representative Hoheisel the issue was brought to him by a constituent who operates a series of car shows in Kansas. As one of the participants was leaving he was pulled over by the Highway Patrol and told that his car was out of conformity of the antique tag provision. The problem was that due to safety reasons the tires had been replaced.  Representative Hoheisel said this bill removes any requirement, other than the 35-year threshold, for a vehicle to be eligible for an antique tag.

Representative Stephen Owens was the next proponent recognized.(Attachment 2)  According to Representative Owens recent increases in law enforcement inspections have raised the issue that many antique vehicles, due to non-original components having been installed, are not in compliance with the law.  He said if legislature deems 35 years old to be an antique than any vehicle registered and titled older than 35 years should qualify as an antique regardless of modifications.

The Chairman recognized Representative Delperdang as the next proponent.  (Attachment 3)The Representative said Kansas currently defines an antique vehicle as being "more than 35 years old and as close to the original as possible, without any significant alterations to the major component parts."  He said this bill would only require the vehicle to be more than 35 years old, regardless of the age of the component parts installed on the vehicle. Representative Delperdang said many of the upgraded parts are for safety reasons, such as tires, brakes, etc.

The next proponent was Ray Wilk. (Attachment 4) Mr. Wilk explained the difference between street rods and antique vehicles and proposed two different ways of classifying these vehicles.

Written Only testimony was submitted in support of HB2528 by the following:

Joshua Blick, Wichita, Kansas(Attachment 5)

Ty Lytle, Garnett, Kansas(Attachment 6)

Rocky Slagle, Derby, Kansas (Attachment 7)

Christian Robinson, Specialty Equipment Market Ass'n. (Attachment 8)

Justin Bjork, Wichita, Kansas (Attachment 9)

LeeAnn Phelps, Vehicle Services Manager, Division of Vehicles, KDOR, stepped to the podium to answer questions from Committee members.  She said the Department of Revenue was neutral on this bill.

The Chairman asked if there were any opponents or neutrals.  There were none so the Chairman closed the hearing on HB2528 and called for Final Action on HB2458.