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Notices from the Association of California Car Clubs



This area is for notices and items of interest to all car owners. Below you will find links to important governmental agencies as well as some current items. If you know of an item that you feel car collectors should know about, please submit it to the webmaster for consideration for inclusion on this site.

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President's Message - May 2016

The 2017 year is about half over and the California legislators have passed new legislation that is not only detrimental to the collector car hobby, but to all California vehicle owners.  I am sure most have heard of Senate Bill 1 which is legislation to increase the gasoline tax and  also increase registration fees on all California vehicles.

Assembly member Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, filed the initiative to repeal Senate Bill 1 and move it to the November 2018 ballot.

SB 1, which was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown aims to address a $59 billion backlog in deferred maintenance on state highways and $78 billion on local streets and roads. The bill would raise $52.4 billion over 10 years through increasing the state’s gas tax and vehicle fees. SB 1 raises gas taxes by 12 cents a gallon -- a 43 percent increase -- and diesel taxes from 16 cents per gallon to 36 cents. Diesel sales taxes would also rise.

Drivers will also face a new annual fee to be paid with their vehicle registration, ranging from $25 to $175 depending on the value of their vehicle. The taxes and fees would rise each year with inflation.

“There are 38 million people in California, and there’s only 120 in the legislature with one governor," Allen said. "So essentially, a very, very small number of people decided for 38 million that they’re going to levy a $52 billion tax on them over the next 10 years."

This legislation will not only increase the cost of fuel and registration, but also increase the cost of  goods that have to be delivered by all transportation methods.  The tax increases will take effect November 1 and new vehicle registration fees will begin Jan. 1, 2018. Fees on zero-emission vehicles will take effect July 1, 2020, according to the text of the bill.

To raise a projected $52.4 billion over 10 years, changes to taxes and fees include:

•       A 12-cent increase in the gasoline excise tax

•       A 20-cent increase in the diesel excise tax

•       A 5.75 percent increase in the diesel sales tax

A new vehicle fee, which will annually charge drivers between $25 and $175, depending on the value of the vehicle. A $100 annual fee on zero-emission vehicles

Transportation Improvement Fee (TIF): the fee will be based on the market value  of the vehicle  with  the fee range described below:

•       $25 per year for vehicles with a market value $0- $4,999

•       $50 per year for vehicles with a market value $5,000 -- $24,999

•       $100  per year for vehicles with a market value $25,000 -- $34,999

•       $150  per year for vehicles with a market value $35,000 -- $59,999

•       $175  per year for vehicles with a market value $60,000 and higher

Specifies that the tax rates and fees specified in this bill are adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price  Index (CPI).

Car show season is upon us and many local shows are going strong.  A message about the Collector Car Appreciation Day from SEMA/SAN.

SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated July 14, 2017. The date marks the eighth consecutive commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

 “The U.S. Senate first recognized Collector Car Appreciation Day in 2010 at our request and helped launch this annual event,” said SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “As we prepare for the eighth celebration of our nation’s automotive heritage, enthusiasts and related businesses are already planning open houses, car cruises, club gatherings and educational events to commemorate the day.”

Bob Stearns ACCC President



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