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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. 

White House Again Delays Mandate for Minimum Levels of Health Care Coverage

The Obama Administration has extended for a second time a requirement that health care policies meet minimum levels of coverage.

Michigan Bill to Exempt Certain Historic Military Vehicles From License Plate Requirement Signed Into Law

Legislation to exempt historic military vehicles from the requirement that they display a license plate unless the vehicle was originally manufactured with lighting and mounting provisions for a plate was signed into law by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

Washington State Bill to Exempt Collectible Vehicles From Emissions Tests Approved by Senate; Moves to Governor

Legislation to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was approved by the Washington State Senate.

Louisiana Bill Seeks Annual Recognition for “Collector Car Appreciation Weekend”

Legislation has been introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives to annually designate the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the second weekend in July as "Louisiana Collector Car Appreciation" weekend.

Virginia Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Exhaust System Restrictions Held Over Until 2015

Legislation that sought to allow Virginia’s antique vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems was held over to the 2015 legislative session by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Maryland Bill to Provide “Second Chance” for Vehicles That Fail OBD Emissions Test Not Approved by Committee

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 was not approved by the House Environmental Matters Committee.

EPA Issues Final Tier 3 Emissions and Fuel Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued tougher tailpipe and evaporative emissions standards known as “Tier 3.” Reduced tailpipe emissions standards for particulate matter, non-methane organic gases and nitrogen oxides will be phased-in between 2017 and 2025, and the useful life period will be raised from 120,000 miles to 150,000 miles.
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