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New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles

Legislation that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week has been reintroduced in New Jersey.

Bill to Provide for Single License Plate Introduced in New Jersey

Legislation has been introduced in the New Jersey State Senate to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.

SEMA Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Titling Bill Reintroduced in New Jersey

A version of SEMA-model legislation that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly.

Federal Government Set to Issue Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Rules

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to require installation of vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology in new cars. A wireless chip would allow connected cars to communicate over a special wireless frequency called Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC).

“Right to Repair” Compromise Reached

Major trade organizations representing automakers, independent repair chains and retailers reached an agreement to end a dispute regarding standardized access to onboard diagnostic (OBD) service repair information.

Tennessee Introduces Bills to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Privilege Tax

Identical legislation has been introduced in the Tennessee House and Senate to allow counties to exempt owners of antique motor vehicles from the privilege tax.

Washington State Bill to Exempt Collectible Vehicles From Emissions Tests to Be Considered January 31

Legislation to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing will be considered by the Washington State House Environment Committee, Friday, January 31, 2014.

Hawaii Legislation Seeks to Ban Most Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

SEMA is opposing Hawaii legislation to require official inspection stations to test vehicles to determine if their exhaust systems “emit noise noticeably greater than that emitted by the vehicle as equipped from the factory.”

West Virginia Reintroduces Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles From Property Tax

Legislation has been introduced in the West Virginia Senate to exempt motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, trucks and tractors that are older than 25 years from personal property taxes. Under the bill, these automobiles and motorcycles would need to display valid current antique licenses and could not be used for daily transportation.

Kansas Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill Considered by Committee

Legislation to provide counties with the authority to remove from private property motor vehicles deemed to be a “nuisance” was considered by the House Local Government Committee, January 21, 2014.
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