Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) is pleased to announce that the state Automotive Enthusiasts’ Caucus now has members in all 50 states. Since becoming chairman of the caucus in January, Assemblyman Reilich has helped the Caucus grow and has seen 116 state lawmakers join under his leadership.
“As chairman, my number one priority has been to grow the state Automotive Enthusiasts’ Leadership Caucus to make certain that the car hobby is preserved for future generations,” said Reilich. “This year has been a great success and I was happy to see 35 members from the New York State Legislature join the Caucus.”
The bi-partisan coalition of state lawmakers has helped to raise the motor vehicle hobby’s profile in state legislatures around the country and in the public’s eyes. Many of these legislators have sought to preserve and protect the hobby by seeking the amendment of existing motor vehicle statutes, and creating new programs to safeguard and expand the hobby.
“The automobile is an important part of Americana,” said Reilich. “Just like those who renovate historic buildings, restoring classic cars ensures that we preserve a piece of American history. The car hobby, whether it be antique, classic or muscle cars, is good clean fun and is enjoyed by families throughout the state and across the country. I am happy to do my part in helping to preserve and expand this hobby.”
This year, Assemblyman Reilich sponsored legislation that would entitle owners of motor vehicles that are used as an exhibition piece or collector’s item to a one-time initial registration fee of $23. The legislation will lower registration fees for classic car owners and automotive enthusiasts.