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Colorado Bill to Protect Collector Cars from Salvage Brand Goes to Governor

Legislation that originally repealed the six-year limitation for applying a salvage brand to a motor vehicle whose cost of being repaired exceeded its value was approved by the House and Senate and now goes to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Kansas Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill Dies as Legislature Adjourns

SEMA-opposed legislation that would have provided counties with the authority to remove from private property motor vehicles deemed to be a “nuisance” died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Amended Ohio Headlamps Bill Signed Into Law

A bill that originally required headlights on motor vehicles to display a “white light” without defining the term was signed into law by Governor John Kasich.

Rhode Island Introduces Bill to Allow Year of Manufacture License Plates

Legislation to authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year of manufacture plates for antique vehicles was introduced.

Wisconsin Bill to Allow Display of Historical Plates on Classic Cars Signed Into Law

A bill to allow the display, on collector vehicles manufactured before 1979, of one or two historical registration plates from or representing the model year of the vehicle was signed into law by Governor Scott Walker.

Wisconsin Bill to Provide for Single License Plate Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to require that motor vehicles display only a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Legislation Introduced to Designate the First “National” OHV Recreation Area

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to include “National” within the title “Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.” Last year, congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which designated nearly 100,000 acres of Johnson Valley, California, as a federal OHV recreation area.

Nebraska Bill to Exempt Historic Automobile Museums From Certain Taxes Signed Into Law

A SEMA-supported bill to exempt purchases made by historic automobile museums from sales and use taxes was signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman.

Alabama Bill to Expand Use of Vintage Vehicles Dies as Legislature Adjourns

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 died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

New Hampshire Bill to Prohibit Ethanol Blended Gasoline at Levels Greater Than 10% Approved by House; Moves to Senate

Legislation to prohibit a person from selling or offering for sale gasoline that contains more than 10% ethanol was approved by the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
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