I really think everyone should check this out. It is from an article from the March 2002 issue of Popular HotRodding. I have to type it out cuz my scanner died.
At first glance it might seem like a regular old clunker bill, but if you read it, I think it will apply to alot more then old cars We are going to need alot of help to stop this so if you can, pass this info to a friend. And please write to your congressman! They are trying to destroy our hobby and our freedom and something has to be done!!!
heres the article:
"Michigan Bill Threatens Project Vehicles, Daily Drivers"
A bill (S.B. 631) has been introduced in the Michigan Legislature that would prohibit hobbyists from storing damaged vehicles on private property. Under the bill, if a hobbyist fails to comply with a court order to remove the vehicle(s), he or she can be fined up to $1000 and sentenced to six months in jail!
We urge you to contact your state legislators to oppose the following bill on these accounts: It deems a damaged vehicle to be "litter" for the purpose of removal, reguardless of whether or not the vehicle is out in public view; it includes any motor vehicle that is "damaged, deteriorated, or in a condition such that the item cannot be used for the purpose it was manufactured"; it would permit citizens, as well as government officials, to seek a court order to compel hobbyists to remove project vehicles from their own property; it would allow individual to bring civil actions against hobbyists for maintaining project vehicles and to collect damages, attorney fees, and costs; it would make it difficult for hobbyists to work on collector vehicles on private property; it demonstrates a lack of understanding of the vehicle hobby and the rights of the hobbyists.
Contact your state legislators and oppose this legislation. This bill tramples on the rights of vehicle enthusiasts in Michigan and could lead to similar legislation elsewhere. If you need assistance in determining who your legislators are, please contact the Michigan Legislature's General Information line: (517)373-0170. This information can also be obtained by calling the SEMA Washington, D.C. office at (202)783-6007 or via the internet at www.enjoythedrive.com.
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Please help and encourage your friends and family to join in. Thanks for reading this-Radio Joe-