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Arizona Introduces Bill to Exempt Vehicles 40 Years Old and Older From Emissions Inspections

Legislation to exempt all vehicles manufactured in the ’74 model year and earlier from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection program was signed into law in 2011. Under previous law, only vehicles manufactured in ’66 and earlier and “collectibles” were exempt. 

Washington State Bill to Exempt Collectible Vehicles From Emissions Tests Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

Legislation to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was approved by the Washington House Environment Committee.

Ohio Bill to Expand Use of Historical Vehicles Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

Legislation to amend the state’s current law defining historical motor vehicles to permit their use on public roads to and from a location where maintenance is performed was combined with another bill and approved by the House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

New Jersey Bill Provides Window Stickers for Exempt Vehicles

Legislation has been introduced to require the state to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected. Under current law, motorcycles, registered historic motor vehicles, motor vehicles designated as collector vehicles and certain diesel-powered passenger motor vehicles built before the ’97 model year are exempt from emissions inspections and equipment inspections. 

Maryland Bill to Provide “Second Chance” for Vehicles That Fail OBD Emissions Test to Be Considered February 14, 2014

Legislation requiring a vehicle emissions inspection facility, at the request of the owner of a vehicle that has failed an on-board diagnostics test, to immediately conduct an exhaust emissions test of the vehicle at no cost to the owner will be considered by the House Environmental Matters Committee, February 14, 2014.

Maryland Bill to Impose Registration Surcharge to Be Considered February 19, 2014

Legislation authorizing a county or municipality to impose an annual surcharge for the registration of a motor vehicle will be considered by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, February 19, 2014.

Kentucky Bill to Assess Motor Vehicles for Property Tax Amended and Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House

Kentucky legislation to change the valuation procedure on vehicles registered in the state for purposes of the property tax was amended and approved by the House Transportation Committee. Under the amendment, newer vehicles would be valued at the “average trade-in” value.

EPA Approves California OHV Emissions Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved revised rules issued by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRVs), including off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), sometimes called UTVs or side-by-sides.

West Virginia Bill Amends Law to Permit Remote Starters

Legislation to provide that a motor vehicle that has been started by use of a remote starter when the vehicle is locked is not an unattended vehicle and not in violation of the law has been introduced in West Virginia.

West Virginia Bill Would Provide Special Plates for Collector Vehicles

Legislation to provide for the issuance of special plates for use on collector vehicles and allow for the transfer of the special plates temporarily between the collector motor vehicles owned by a collector was introduced in West Virginia.
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