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H.R. 5366 (113th): National Historic Vehicle Register Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 31, 2014 (Introduced).


I

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5366

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 31, 2014

(for himself and Mr. Campbell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To establish a program to accurately document vehicles that were significant in the history of the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Historic Vehicle Register Act of 2014 .

2.

National Register of Historic Vehicles

(a)

In general

The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, is authorized to expand and maintain a National Historic Vehicle Register composed of the following:

(1)

A narrative describing each historic vehicle and its significance.

(2)

A photographic record of the historic vehicle.

(3)

Line drawings or engineering drawings of the historic vehicle.

(b)

Coordination

The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, shall coordinate with the Historic Vehicle Association in order to invite individual, institutional, and other owners of historic vehicles to participate in the National Historic Vehicle Register.

(c)

Location

The National Register of Historic Vehicles shall be archived in the Library of Congress.

3.

Criteria for historic vehicles

The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, shall develop criteria for historic vehicles. Vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, and commercial vehicles may be considered historic vehicles for the purposes of this Act. When developing criteria under this section, the Secretary shall consider the following:

(1)

Associative Value—Event

A vehicle associated with an event or events that are important in automotive or United States history.

(2)

Associative Value—Person

A vehicle associated with the lives of significant persons in automotive or United States history.

(3)

Design or Construction Value

A vehicle that is distinctive based on design, engineering, craftsmanship, or aesthetic value.

(4)

Informational Value

A vehicle of a particular type that was the first or last produced or is among the most well-preserved or authentically restored examples.

4.

Clarification

Nothing in this Act shall—

(1)

supersede Federal, State, or local environmental or air quality standards related to the operation of motor vehicles and historic vehicles;

(2)

violate the privacy of the owner of a historic vehicle; or

(3)

require that a historic vehicle be documented without the consent of the owner.