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Kentucky Introduces Bill to Assess Motor Vehicles for Property Tax

Legislation has been introduced in Kentucky to change the valuation procedure on vehicles registered in the state for purposes of the property tax. The bill would value “newer vehicles” at the higher "clean trade-in" value instead of the lower "average trade-in" value at which they are currently assessed.

Maryland Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Historic Vehicles/Street Rods to Be Considered January 28, 2014

Legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods will be considered by the Maryland House Environmental Matters Committee, Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Currently, only motorcycles, tractors and trailers can operate with a single plate.  

Washington Introduces Bill to Exempt Collectible Vehicles From Emissions Test Requirement

Legislation to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was introduced in Washington state. The bill will be considered by the House Environment Committee.

New Hampshire Legislation Expands Year-of-Manufacture Plates Law

Legislation to expand the range of model-year vehicles eligible to use original year-of-manufacture license plates on antique motor vehicles was introduced in New Hampshire. Currently, only ’60 and earlier model-year antique vehicles are eligible to use these plates.

Virginia Introduces Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions

Legislation that would allow state antique vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems has been introduced in Virginia. Currently, all vehicles are required to have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment.

Maryland Proposes Single License Plate for Historic Vehicles/Street Rods

SEMA is supporting legislation in the Maryland House of Delegates to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods.

West Virginia Bill Exempts Antique Motor Vehicles From Taxes and Fees

A bill has been reintroduced in the West Virginia State Legislature to provide owners of antique motor vehicles with an exemption from taxation and fees.

New Hampshire Bill Prohibits Ethanol Blended Gasoline at Levels Greater Than 10%

SEMA-supported legislation that prohibits a person from selling or offering for sale gasoline that contains corn-based ethanol as an additive at a level greater than 10% was introduced in New Hampshire.

Bill Reintroduced to Protect West Virginia Hobbyists From Unfair Exhaust Noise Citations

SEMA-model legislation that would allow West Virginia’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket modified exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit was reintroduced in the West Virginia State Legislature.

One More New Year’s Resolution—Join SEMA PAC and Make Your Voice Heard

You may be fed up with political antics in Washington, but there’s a lot happening in our nation’s capital that affects your bottom line. SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) helps you keep pace by supporting the congressional car guys and gals who understand the importance of what you do.
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