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SEMA Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 11 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils. The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Rhode Island Bills to Allow Replica Year of Manufacture License Plates Move to Governor

Identical legislation to authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year of manufacture plates for antique vehicles was approved by the Rhode Island Senate and House.

New Hampshire Bill to Prohibit Ethanol Blended Gasoline at Levels Greater Than 10% Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to prohibit a person from selling gasoline that contains more than 10% ethanol died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

California, New Mexico and Manitoba Issue “Collector Car Appreciation Day” Proclamations

California Senator Tom Berryhill and Assemblymember Franklin E. Bigelow issued a joint member resolution recognizing July 11, 2014, as Collector Car Appreciation Day, as a means to “draw special public attention to the importance of the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars to the preservation of our nation’s cultural heritage.”

Illinois Bill to Encourage E15 Sales Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation allowing the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to provide information to gas stations encouraging them to offer E15 as an option for customers died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Illinois Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Antique Vehicles Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Without having been given committee consideration, legislation to provide that antique vehicles and expanded-use antique vehicles are required to display registration plates only on the rear of the vehicle died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

South Carolina Bill to Increase Registration Fees Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to increase biennial registration fees for motor vehicles died when the legislature adjourned for 2014. The bill would have increased the registration fees for private passenger vehicles, excluding trucks, from $24 to $36 for persons under age 65.

Portion of Bonneville Salt Flats Resurfaced

An estimated 2,000 tons of salt were successfully deposited on the mud surface at the end of the access road to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It was graded and then dried to a hard concrete-like racing surface. Although modest in scope, the project demonstrates that it should be possible to deposit dry salt in targeted areas so as to help preserve our national treasure—the site where land-speed records have been set over the past 100 years.

Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law Takes Effect July 1: What You Need to Know

In an effort to protect its citizens from unsolicited e-mails, Canada has enacted new restrictions on commercial electronic messages that are scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2014.

Delaware Bill to Exempt Reconstructed Vehicles From Emissions Inspections Signed Into Law

Legislation to exempt reconstructed vehicles that are more than 25 years old from emissions testing was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell.
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