For those of you following the current situation in Michigan regarding the ability to street legalize your SxS, there is still hope!
Where we left this story off a couple months back, the state had suddenly decided to no longer issue new VINs and assembled vehicle titles for off-road vehicles, meaning you could no longer make your SxS street legal in Michigan. Hundreds were left stranded in the process, already having spent the thousands of dollars on required accessories, being told that their applications would not be processed.
Good thing #1
Collectively, the people were able to put enough pressure on the decision makers and get those stuck applications moving again! Those 200+ people who had filed for assembled vehicle titles, made all the modifications to their rides, and were just awaiting inspections are getting to complete the process.
Good thing #2
This may not be over for the rest of us!
Representative Brett Roberts has introduced House Bill 5037 which would require the Secretary of State to issue vehicle identification numbers and assembled vehicle titles to anyone who satisfies all applicable requirements……..here comes the good part…….. “Regardless of whether the original manufacturer’s certificate of origin specifies that the vehicle is an off-road vehicle.”
The bill is co-sponsored by nearly a dozen representatives in total. That has to be a good thing right??? You can view this bill, see who is sponsoring it, as well as track it’s progress here —> House Bill 5037
Now, as exciting as this all is, we have to realize that the road for a bill to become law can be a long one.
We contacted Representative Roberts and he was kind enough to lay out the major steps to follow for this bill, which go as follows:
In order for the legislation to become law, the usual process requires that the bill be:
- Voted out of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Approved by a majority of the House on a floor vote
- Voted out of the Senate committee to which it’s referred
- Approved by a majority of Senators on a floor vote
- Signed by Gov. Snyder
HB 5037 is currently at step 1, with the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. You can view committee member information, schedules, and sign up for email updates here —> Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
What else can you do? Contact your representatives again! Let them know that you support this bill and why! Forgot your representatives information? You can find that here —> Michigan Representatives
Representative Roberts is especially interested in hearing your feedback, so please leave your comments below or at our Facebook Page and we’ll make sure he hears what you have to say! Also, don’t forget to come back often for the latest updates!