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Rhode Island Bills to Allow Replica Year of Manufacture License Plates Move to Governor

Identical legislation to authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year of manufacture plates for antique vehicles was approved by the Rhode Island Senate and House.

New Hampshire Bill to Prohibit Ethanol Blended Gasoline at Levels Greater Than 10% Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to prohibit a person from selling gasoline that contains more than 10% ethanol died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

California, New Mexico and Manitoba Issue “Collector Car Appreciation Day” Proclamations

California Senator Tom Berryhill and Assemblymember Franklin E. Bigelow issued a joint member resolution recognizing July 11, 2014, as Collector Car Appreciation Day, as a means to “draw special public attention to the importance of the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars to the preservation of our nation’s cultural heritage.”

Illinois Bill to Encourage E15 Sales Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation allowing the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to provide information to gas stations encouraging them to offer E15 as an option for customers died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Illinois Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Antique Vehicles Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Without having been given committee consideration, legislation to provide that antique vehicles and expanded-use antique vehicles are required to display registration plates only on the rear of the vehicle died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

South Carolina Bill to Increase Registration Fees Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to increase biennial registration fees for motor vehicles died when the legislature adjourned for 2014. The bill would have increased the registration fees for private passenger vehicles, excluding trucks, from $24 to $36 for persons under age 65.

Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law Takes Effect July 1: What You Need to Know

In an effort to protect its citizens from unsolicited e-mails, Canada has enacted new restrictions on commercial electronic messages that are scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2014.

Delaware Bill to Exempt Reconstructed Vehicles From Emissions Inspections Signed Into Law

Legislation to exempt reconstructed vehicles that are more than 25 years old from emissions testing was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell.

Rhode Island Bill to Allow Year of Manufacture License Plates Approved by Committee and Sent to House of Representatives

Legislation to authorize the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year of manufacture plates for antique vehicles was passed by the House Finance Committee and sent to the full House for a vote.

The Automotive Hobby’s “Holiday” Is Back

A wide range of automotive events are held on the second Friday in July to honor Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). At the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), this “holiday” has been marked each year since 2010 by a U.S. Senate Resolution recognizing that the “collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.”
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