Legislation (H.B. 5580) that threatened to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as "antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles" died when the Connecticut Legislature adjourned for the year. The bill had been approved by the Joint Committee on Planning and Development and amended to increase the age requirement for registration as an antique to 30 years old and increase the tax assessment amount on vehicles registered as antiques to $2,500. Currently, vehicles 20 years old or older are eligible for antique status. Antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles are currently assessed at a rate of $500 and owners pay personal property taxes on that amount.

Thank you and congratulations to all who participated in opposing this bill.