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Washington State Bill to Exempt Collectible Vehicles From Emissions Tests Signed Into Law

A bill to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was signed into law by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

DOT Proposes Electronic Logbooks for Commercial Trucking Operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a proposal that interstate truck and bus drivers switch to electronic logs rather than fill out paperwork when tracking hours of operation.

NHTSA Finalizes Mandate for Back-Up Cameras on New Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has directed automakers to install rearview camera systems by 2018 on all new vehicles weighing less than 10,000 lbs.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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