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GEORGIA FOLKS READ!!!!!!!! About to take our trucks

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Grim-Reaper, Feb 2, 2001.

  1. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Just got this from Stefan over at Southern.
    Subject:
    GA Legislation Would Severely Limit Raised/Lowered Vehicles
    Date:
    Fri, 2 Feb 2001 17:59:58 -0500 (EST)
    From:
    Stefan Roth <president@sfwda.org>






    To Southern 4WD Association members in Georgia:
    (Sorry if you're outside of GA. I do not split my mailing list by
    state.)


    I received this information from Carla Boucher of United 4WD
    Associations, who received
    it from the SEMA Action Network.


    Note: The Georgia government web site is at http://www.state.ga.us/ and
    then
    click on "2001 Legislative Session"

    I strongly recommend you write your letters in opposition to this
    legislation
    to your state senator and state legislator and all members of the
    Georgia
    House Motor Vehicles Committee. While you're at it, write to Governor
    Barnes,
    too. You must do this SOON because the legistature session is very short
    and
    things move fast in the state capitol.

    Please distribute this information widely!

    ===============++
    Stefan Roth
    President, Southern 4WD Association
    mailto:president@sfwda.org
    See our web page at http://www.sfwda.org



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    Subject: SEMA Action Network Legislative Alert - GA Legislation Would
    Severely Limit Raised/Lowered Vehicles


    URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT

    Georgia Introduces Bill to Severely Limit Suspension Alterations,
    Lighting Equipment

    A bill (H.B. 192) has been introduced in the Georgia legislature by Rep.
    Bobby Parham that would ban ANY vehicle whose suspension was altered
    more
    than two inches above or below the factory recommendation. Previously,
    this
    law only applied to private passenger cars - not trucks. The bill also
    requires lenses on taillights to meet federal standards and not be
    "covered
    or consist of anything other than reflective material installed as
    original
    factory equipment or its equivalent replacement."

    We Urge You to Contact Your State Legislators Immediately to Oppose H.B.
    192

    o H.B. 192 would ban reasonably altered vehicles due to overstated
    concerns
    with bumper mismatch.

    o H.B. 192 discriminates against hobbyists and aftermarket parts makers
    by
    leaving it solely to the vehicle manufacturers to choose vehicle
    heights.

    o H.B. 192 would force owners of modified vehicles to spend large sums
    of
    money to reinstall original components.

    o H.B. 192 would ban useful alterations that provide adequate clearance
    for
    on/off road capability and accommodate heavy loads, larger tires,
    improved
    suspension and water-fording capability.

    o H.B. 192 would ban taillamp covers even when the lamps are not in use.

    This bill tramples on the rights of vehicle enthusiasts in Georgia.
    Please
    call and write Rep. Parham, the House Motor Vehicle Committee members
    (see
    attached list) and your own state legislators immediately to oppose this
    legislation. If you need assistance in determining who your legislators
    are, please contact the Georgia General Assembly's General Information
    Line
    at 404/656-5000. This information can also be obtained by calling the
    SEMA
    Washington, D.C. office at 202/783-6007 or via the Internet at
    www.sema.org/fedleg/legislatorrequest. Please fax a copy of your
    letters to
    us at 202/783-6024 or mail to:

    SEMA Washington Office
    1317 F Street, NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20004
    Attention: Steve McDonald/Brian Caudill


    Georgia House Motor Vehicles Committee


    Chairman, Bobby Eugene Parham
    Georgia House of Representatives
    218 State Capitol
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    (404) 656-5132
    (912) 452-5152

    Vice Chairman, Alan Powell
    Georgia House of Representatives
    607 Legislative Office Building
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    (404) 656-0287
    (706) 376-4422

    Rep. Lawrence R. Roberts
    Georgia House of Representatives
    501 Legislative Office Building
    (404) 656-0177
    (912) 432-9510

    Rep. John D. Bulloch, Jr.
    Georgia House of Representatives
    601 Legislative Office Building
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    (404) 656-0254
    (912) 683-3749

    Rep. Tom Rice
    Georgia House of Representatives
    612 Legislative Office Building
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    (404) 656-0325
    (770) 447-1438

    Rep. John Wiles
    Georgia House of Representatives
    611 Legislative Office Building
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    (404) 656-0314
    (770) 425-2490

    Rep. John Phillip Yates
    Georgia House of Representatives
    411 Legislative Office Building
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    (404) 656-0126
    (770) 412-7166



    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
    Grim-Reaper
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  2. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    I would suggest eveyone to write a letter about this, even if not in Georgia. Like California did smog laws and it is spredding nation wide, this may do the same thing. Fight it in the beginning and it won't get far.

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    Not FROM the people
     
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    If you have you truck raised or lowered, just paint it red, black, and green and they will leave you alone!
     
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    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
    Grim-Reaper
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  5. mudpuppy89k5

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    I just sent an e-mail to John Wiles, who is my state representative, stating my opposition and objections to this bill. He also sits on the House Motor Vehicle Committee. I'll let you know if I receive a reply.

    John Perry
    http://www.mudpuppy.coloradok5.com/
     

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