Scrappage bill defeated
on Senate floor
From our friends at NHRA - 03/14/2002
As a result of the hard work of SEMA, SEMA-member companies, and race fans opposing the old-car scrappage provision in the Energy Policy Act of 2002 (Section 822 of S. 517) has been defeated.
Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s (R-CO) amendment to eliminate scrappage from the legislation passed by unanimous consent. The principal sponsor of the scrappage provision, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), was not willing to oppose the Campbell amendment.
“This is fantastic work which would not have been possible without the enthusiastic and valuable support of Sen. Campbell and the thousands of phone calls, faxes, e-mails and letters to U.S. senators that SEMA-member businesses and SEMA Action Network vehicle clubs and individual enthusiasts contributed,” reports SEMA News. “Hobbyist efforts were cited by Senator Campbell and Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) as a compelling force in defeating this scrappage provision. SEMA sincerely thanks everyone for their dedication, hard work, and willingness to protect the vehicle hobby today and to preserve for it for our children.”