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

SEMA-supported legislation to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was approved by the Washington State House of Representatives.

Michigan Bill Providing License Plate Exemption to Certain Historic Military Vehicles Moves to House

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 approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.   

Maryland Reintroduces Bill to Restrict Eligibility for Historic Vehicle Registration; Committee Hearing Scheduled for March 4

Legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” has been reintroduced in the Maryland Legislature.

Kentucky Bill to Assess Motor Vehicles for Property Tax Approved by House; Moves to Senate

Kentucky legislation to change the valuation procedure on vehicles registered in the state for purposes of the property tax was amended by the House Transportation Committee and approved by the entire Kentucky House of Representatives.

Arizona Introduces Bill to Exempt Vehicles 40 Years Old and Older From Emissions Inspections

Legislation to exempt all vehicles manufactured in the ’74 model year and earlier from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection program was signed into law in 2011. Under previous law, only vehicles manufactured in ’66 and earlier and “collectibles” were exempt. 

Federal Agencies Directed to Issue Tougher Fuel-Efficiency Standards for Trucks

President Obama ordered the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen the fuel-economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Washington State Bill to Exempt Collectible Vehicles From Emissions Tests Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

Legislation to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was approved by the Washington House Environment Committee.

Ohio Bill to Expand Use of Historical Vehicles Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

Legislation to amend the state’s current law defining historical motor vehicles to permit their use on public roads to and from a location where maintenance is performed was combined with another bill and approved by the House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

New Jersey Bill Provides Window Stickers for Exempt Vehicles

Legislation has been introduced to require the state to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected. Under current law, motorcycles, registered historic motor vehicles, motor vehicles designated as collector vehicles and certain diesel-powered passenger motor vehicles built before the ’97 model year are exempt from emissions inspections and equipment inspections. 

Maryland Bill to Provide “Second Chance” for Vehicles That Fail OBD Emissions Test to Be Considered February 14, 2014

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 will be considered by the House Environmental Matters Committee, February 14, 2014.
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