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Appeals Court Rules in Banks’ Favor on Debit Card Swipe Fees

A U.S. appeals court has overturned last July’s district court ruling that the Federal Reserve improperly inflated the fees banks and card companies are allowed to charge retailers when their customers swipe debit cards. The fees are currently set at $0.21 per transaction plus $0.01–$0.03 more to cover fraud prevention and other adjustments.

Louisiana Bill to Recognize “Collector Car Appreciation Weekend” Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House

Legislation to annually designate the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the second weekend in July as "Louisiana Collector Car Appreciation" weekend was approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

Tennessee Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Privilege Tax Signed into Law

SEMA-supported legislation to allow counties to exempt owners of antique motor vehicles from the privilege tax was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam.

New Hampshire Bill to Expand Year-of-Manufacture Plates Law Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House

Legislation to expand the range of vehicles eligible to use original year-of-manufacture license plates on antique motor vehicles was approved by the New Hampshire House Transportation Committee.

Minnesota Bill to Ease Process for Designating Classic Cars Approved by Committee; Moves to House 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 Minnesota House Transportation Policy Committee.

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.

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.

New Hampshire Bill to Prohibit Ethanol-Blended Gasoline at Levels Greater Than 10% Amended and Approved by Committee

Legislation (H.B. 1220) to prohibit a person from selling or offering for sale gasoline that contains corn-based ethanol as an additive at a level greater than 10% was amended and approved by the New Hampshire House Science, Technology and Energy Committee.

Washington State Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Certain Motor Vehicles Denied Consideration

Legislation (H.B. 2362) in the Washington State House of Representatives to require the issuance of only a single license plate for vehicles that do not include a front mounting bracket died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

West Virginia Legislation Dies as Legislature Adjourns for the Year

Several pro-hobby bills introduced in West Virginia in 2014 failed to be approved by both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session. 
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