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Oklahoma Introduces Bill to Reduce Registration Fee for Older Motor Vehicles

SEMA is supporting a bill in the Oklahoma Legislature to reduce the annual registration fee for vehicles 25 years old and older to $5. Under current law, these vehicles are assessed at a rate of $15 per year.

Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill Dies in Kansas

According to Kansas legislators, support for a SEMA-opposed bill that would allow cities to enforce “nuisance abatement” procedures by notifying affected property owners by use of first-class mail instead of certified mail (with a return receipt) has been withdrawn.

SEMA Members: Help Us Spread the SEMA Action Network News

SEMA members can help the association spread the news about the SEMA Action Network (SAN) by placing the free SAN brochure, "Protect Your Passion," on retail countertops. 

Maryland Bill Provides Emissions Inspection Exemption for Newer Cars

Under the SEMA-supported bill, vehicles four years old or newer would be exempt from Maryland's mandatory test requirements.

EPA Sets Tougher Nitrogen Dioxide Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tightened the one-hour standard for measuring emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) but left the annual standard unchanged.

Kansas Introduces Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill

The Kansas State Legislature has introduced legislation that would allow cities to enforce “nuisance abatement” procedures—often used to force removal of inoperable vehicles—by notifying affected property owners by use of first-class mail instead of certified mail (with a return receipt).

Iowa Bill Seeks Registration Fee Reduction for Limited-Use Antiques

SEMA is supporting Iowa legislation to allow any antique motor vehicle to be registered as a “limited-use” antique vehicle for an annual fee of $5.

Pro-Hobbyist Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Re-emerges in New Jersey

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

West Virginia Proposes to Penalize Some Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

SEMA is opposing a bill to provide that the noise from a motor vehicle exhaust system that has been deemed “disturbing or unreasonably loud” constitutes the crime of disturbing the peace. The bill has been introduced for consideration in the West Virginia State Legislature.

West Virginia Bill Would Exempt Antique Motor Vehicles From Taxes and Fees

A bill has been introduced in the West Virginia State Legislature to provide owners of antique motor vehicles with an exemption from taxation and fees.
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