Published on December 30, 2013

New Wis. law covers collector car, military vehicles

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2013) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law legislation that covers a number of historical vehicles.

According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), which supported the bill, it allows minor modifications to collector vehicles, exempts former military vehicles, historic military vehicles and collector vehicles from importer certification label requirements. The law also expands rights for historic military vehicles and allows modifications to vehicles registered as collector vehicles—as long as the bodies of these vehicles are not modified.

Currently, upgrades like safety glass, radial tires, a radio or hubcaps are reasons to deny registration, SEMA said. The law also exempts collector vehicles and all former military vehicles from the requirement that they meet federal certification label requirements.

Diamond Bar-based SEMA said historic military vehicles can now be operated in Wisconsin for occasional personal use, something that had previously been limited to parades, car shows and transporting them to and from necessary testing, maintenance and storage.

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