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Maryland Code, Transportation § 13-936

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(a) In this section, “historic motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle, including a passenger vehicle, motorcycle, or truck that:

(1) Is at least 20 years old;

(2) Has not been substantially altered from the manufacturer's original design;  and

(3) Meets criteria contained in regulations adopted by the Administration.

(b) In this section, “historic motor vehicle” does not include a vehicle that has been remanufactured or reconstructed as a replica of an original vehicle.

(c) If registered with the Administration under this section, every historic motor vehicle is a Class L (historic) vehicle.

(d) Except as provided in subsection (i) of this section, for each Class L (historic) vehicle, the annual registration fee is $25.50.

(e) In applying for registration of a historic motor vehicle under this section, the owner of the vehicle shall submit with the application a certification that the vehicle for which the application is made:

(1) Will be maintained for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, and occasional transportation;  and

(2) Will not be used:

(i) For general daily transportation;

(ii) Primarily for the transportation of passengers or property on highways;

(iii) For employment;

(iv) For transportation to and from employment or school;  or

(v) For commercial purposes.

(f) Except as provided in § 13-936.1 of this subtitle, on registration of a vehicle under this section, the Administration shall issue a special, historic motor vehicle registration plate of the size and design that the Administration determines.

(g) Unless the presence of the equipment was specifically required by a statute of this State as a condition of sale when the vehicle was manufactured, the presence of any specific equipment is not required for the operation of a vehicle registered under this section.

(h)(1) A vehicle with a model year of 1985 or earlier registered under this section is exempt from any statute that requires vehicle inspections.

(2) A vehicle registered under this section is exempt from any statute that requires the use and inspection of emission controls.

(i)(1) For a motor vehicle manufactured at least 60 years prior to the current model year, there is a onetime registration fee of $50.00.

(2) Registration of a motor vehicle manufactured under this subsection is not transferable to a subsequent owner.

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