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A bill (H.B. 1442) has been introduced in the North Dakota State Legislature to prohibit the modification of any motor vehicle that alters the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system unless the state highway patrol issues an inspection certificate. Current law permits modification if the equipment meets “SEMA standards.” H.B. 1442 adds that modifying equipment may also meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Among other things, the bill also would require fenders on all motor vehicles. The bill will be considered by the North Dakota House Transportation committee on Thurs., Feb. 3, 2011.



We Urge You to Contact House Transportation Committee Members (List Attached) Immediately To Request Their Opposition to H.B. 1442



For those interested in attending the hearing to voice their opposition, the committee will meet on Thurs., Feb. 3 at 2:45 p.m. at the following address:



Fort Totten Room
State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0360



• This bill makes no sense. There are no specific SEMA standards applicable to equipment used to modify suspension, steering or brake systems. SEMA does not set standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) only issues FMVSS to regulate equipment that is required on all new motor vehicles. An aftermarket part may only be regulated if it takes a vehicle out-of-compliance with a required piece of safety equipment when installed. For example, lift kits used to modify ride height for function and utility are not specifically regulated by FMVSS.



• H.B. 1442 does not indicate any objective criteria that the state patrol will use to determine which modifications are legal.



• H.B. 1442 would require fenders on all vehicles regardless of whether or not they were originally manufactured with this equipment.



DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the North Dakota House Transportation Committee immediately to request their opposition to H.B. 1442.



Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at [email protected]. Thank you for your assistance.



North Dakota House Transportation Committee



Dan Ruby - Chairman
Email: [email protected]



Dave Weiler - Vice Chairman
Phone: 701-255-5042
Email: [email protected]



Lois Delmore
Phone: 701-772-8428
Email: [email protected]



Robert Frantsvog
Phone: 701-839-5307
Email: [email protected]



Edmund Gruchalla
Phone: 701-866-2305
Email: [email protected]



Brenda Heller
Phone: 701-873-7791
Email: [email protected]



Kathy Hogan
Phone: 701-235-1916
Email: [email protected]



RaeAnn G. Kelsch
Phone: 701-663-0774
Email: [email protected]



Scott Louser
Phone: 701-839-9587
Email: [email protected]



Kenton Onstad
Phone: 701-862-3445
Email: [email protected]



Mark S. Owens
Phone: 701-792-1819
Email: [email protected]



Gary R. Sukut
Phone: 701-572-9607
Email: [email protected]



Don Vigesaa
Phone: 701-797-2448
Email: [email protected]



Robin Weisz
Phone: 701-962-3799
Email: [email protected]
 

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wow... i hope they dont start that #### down here.
 

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This is precisely why we're here. The government is looking at new and innovative ways to dictate what you can, and can't do with your car, or how much you'll have to pay to do it. Just because that bill is in North Dakota doesn't mean it can't come to your backyard. Remember that. That's why it's crucial to join SAN at www.SEMASAN.com and be ready for when such attacks occur.
 

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What dumbass introduced that bill?
 

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Unfortunately, it would be quite alot. Everyday new legislation is proposed that would trample on the rights of hobbyists from one end of the country to another. Thankfully, our skilled staff is able to squash most of it before it becomes a problem. The best thing we can all do is unite under the SAN flag. Join up, FOR FREE, at www.SEMASAN.com and spread the word to your family, friends, and fellow enthusiasts.
 

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Damn computer..... I swear I only submitted the post once!!!!

People actually live in North Dakota?
Only those of us stong enough to live here. The snow and cold keeps most of the riff-raff out :shifty:

One of my district representatives is a good friend of mine who happens to live across the street. I'll have to ping him to see exactly what this is and where it's at.......
 

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What is Rep Gruchalla's district? Mustangers need to get involved with the next election cycle to determine whether Rep Gruchalla is the best person for that office.
 

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A+ thread
Thanks, Joe. That's what were here for - to protect the hobby from attacks such as these. The best way to stay informed, though, is to become a SAN member at SEMA SAN - SEMA ACTION NETWORK. It's free and we give you all of the information and tools you need to stand-up for the hobby. As Joe Friday said, "Just the facts."
 
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