WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2657
By Delegates Maynard, J. Jefferies, Paynter, Pack and Hardy
[Introduced January 24, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17A-3-2a, relating to registration of military surplus vehicles.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 3. ORIGINAL AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION; ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF TITLE.
§17A-3-2a. Registration of military surplus vehicles.
(a) Notwithstanding other provisions of this article, each military surplus vehicle which is driven or moved upon a highway, is subject to a one-time registration fee of $30.00.
(b) A “Military Surplus Vehicle” means a wheeled, multipurpose or tactical vehicle, including a trailer, that was manufactured for military use by or under the direction of the United States Armed Forces or the Armed Forces of any other country and was subsequently authorized for sale to civilians.
(c) Military surplus vehicles registered under this section shall not be used for general transportation purposes, but may be used:
(1) For participation in off-road events, on-road club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades, and similar uses; and
(2) For the purpose of selling the vehicle, obtaining repairs or maintenance, occasional pleasure driving, or transportation to and from events as described in this subsection.
(d) Any owner of a military surplus vehicle applying for registration pursuant to this section shall provide proof acceptable to the Administration that the military surplus vehicle passed a safety inspection process that has been approved by the Administration in consultation with the military surplus vehicle community in this state.
Military surplus vehicles registered under any other provision prior to enactment of this Act may continue to be registered under such provision. In the event that any such vehicle is transferred to a new owner, the vehicle must be registered as a military surplus vehicle pursuant to this section.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for registration and use of military surplus vehicles.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.