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Nebraska Bill to Exempt Historic Automobile Museums From Certain Taxes Signed Into Law

A SEMA-supported bill to exempt purchases made by historic automobile museums from sales and use taxes was signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman.

Maryland Legislation Fails to Meet Deadline for Passage

Several bills introduced in Maryland in 2014 and of interest to SEMA members failed to meet the crossover deadline and therefore are dead for the year.

Wisconsin Bill to Allow Display of Historical Plates on Classic Cars Goes to Governor

Legislation to allow the display, on collector vehicles manufactured before ’79, of one or two historical registration plates from or representing the model year of the vehicle was approved by the Wisconsin legislature and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Senate Version of Minnesota Bill to Ease Process for Designating Classic Cars Approved by Committee; Moves to Senate Floor

Legislation to provide for a program that will allow classic-car status to be determined from nationally recognized standards and guides was approved by the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee and has been sent to the floor for a vote by all Senators.

Delaware Bill to Exempt Reconstructed Vehicles From Emissions Inspections Approved by Committee; Moves to Senate Floor

SEMA-supported legislation to exempt reconstructed vehicles that are more than 25 years old from emissions testing was passed by the Delaware Senate Public Safety Committee and sent to the floor for a vote by all senators.

Implementation of Arizona Law to Exempt Pre-'75 Vehicles From Emissions Inspection Delayed

Legislation to exempt all vehicles manufactured in model-year ’74 and earlier from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection program was signed into law in 2011. Before this exemption can go into effect, certain conditions must be met. 

Washington State Bill to Exempt Collectible Vehicles From Emissions Tests Signed Into Law

A bill to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was signed into law by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

DOT Proposes Electronic Logbooks for Commercial Trucking Operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a proposal that interstate truck and bus drivers switch to electronic logs rather than fill out paperwork when tracking hours of operation.

Minnesota Considers Pilot Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

Legislation to establish a pilot program administered by the Department of Transportation to impose a vehicle mileage user fee was introduced in Minnesota.

Alabama Introduces Bill to Expand Use of Vintage Vehicles

Legislation to authorize the owner of a vintage vehicle to keep the permanent vintage tag, but pay regular license taxes and registration fees for the privilege of operating the vehicle for general transportation purposes has been introduced in the Alabama Senate.
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