June 2020 Legislative Report

The 2020 State Legislative Session began on February 5th and ended on May 6th.Because of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, theCapital Complex closed on March 13 and remainedclosed until a the legislative leadership convened abrief session on May 6 with most members absent to formally close the regular session. Only one piece oflegislation was passed in this session. On March 11, abonding bill was passed and signed by GovernorLamont. Prior to the closure, there had been no legislationintroduced in the 2020 Legislative Session that adversely impacted the antique auto hobby. So that is a good thing! The path forward continues to be unclear. Hughes and Cronin provided us with an update of what they anticipate will take place. The Democratic leadership has indicated to the various Committee Chairpersons that it will consider one bill that includes its“priorities.” That one bill will likely contain a varietyof unrelated topics in it. The expectation is that theLegislature will be called into a no more than one day Special Session in the early to late June time period.

That being said, we currently do not anticipate any legislation adverse to the antique auto hobby to comeout of this special session. As always, we will remain vigilant, and do our best to immediately report to you on any legislation impacting the antique auto hobby.Regarding titles for our antique motor vehicles, we will suspend any contact with DMV until after the pandemic passes.Everyone stay safe in these unprecedented times.