Legislation (H.B. 1252) that would allow cities to remove inoperable vehicles from private property if the vehicle is deemed a "nuisance" under a local ordinance was approved by the Arkansas House of Representatives. The bill will now be considered by the Arkansas Senate City, County & Local Affairs Committee.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Senate City, County & Local Affairs Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 1252

* H.B. 1252 provides no reasonable safeguards for legitimate automotive hobbyists that choose to work on inoperable collector vehicles on private property.

* H.B. 1252 could outlaw the repair or modification of certain motor vehicles that are undergoing restoration.

* H.B. 1252 could outlaw the maintenance of parts cars for motor vehicles undergoing restoration.

* H.B. 1252 establishes no provisions that would enable vehicles located out of public view to avoid being classified as abandoned.

DON'T DELAY! Please contact members of the Arkansas Senate City, County & Local Affairs Committee immediately to request their opposition to H.B. 1252.

Please e-mail a copy of your letters to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Arkansas Senate City, County & Local Affairs Committee

Senator Jerry Taylor - Chair
Phone: 870/879-3233
Email: Jerry.Taylor@senate.ar.gov

Senator David Burnett - Vice Chair
Phone: 870/563-5667
Email: David.Burnett@senate.ar.gov

Senator Michael Lamoureux
Phone: 479/968-7300
Email: Michael.Lamoureux@senate.ar.gov

Senator Jonathan Dismang
Phone: 501/882-0449
Email: Jonathan.Dismang@senate.ar.gov

Senator Bill Sample
Phone: 501/321-0040
Email: Bill.Sample@senate.ar.gov

Senator Mike Fletcher
Phone: 501/802-3114
Email: Mike.Fletcher@senate.ar.gov

Senator Steve Harrelson
Phone: 870/772-0300
Email: steve@steveharrelson.com

Senator Eddie Joe Williams
Phone: 501/286-9366
Email: EddieJoe.Williams@senate.ar.gov