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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.

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.

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 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.

New Hampshire Bill to Prohibit Ethanol-Blended Gasoline at Levels Greater Than 10% Amended and Approved by Committee

Legislation (H.B. 1220) to prohibit a person from selling or offering for sale gasoline that contains corn-based ethanol as an additive at a level greater than 10% was amended and approved by the New Hampshire House Science, Technology and Energy Committee.

Washington State Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Certain Motor Vehicles Denied Consideration

Legislation (H.B. 2362) in the Washington State House of Representatives to require the issuance of only a single license plate for vehicles that do not include a front mounting bracket died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

West Virginia Legislation Dies as Legislature Adjourns for the Year

Several pro-hobby bills introduced in West Virginia in 2014 failed to be approved by both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session. 

EPA Issues Final Tier 3 Emissions and Fuel Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued tougher tailpipe and evaporative emissions standards known as “Tier 3.” Reduced tailpipe emissions standards for particulate matter, non-methane organic gases and nitrogen oxides will be phased-in between 2017 and 2025, and the useful life period will be raised from 120,000 miles to 150,000 miles.

Ohio Bill to Expand Use of Historical Vehicles Signed Into Law

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 signed into law by Governor John Kasich.

Tennessee Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Privilege Tax Moves to Governor

Legislation to allow counties to exempt owners of antique motor vehicles from the privilege tax was approved by the Tennessee House and Senate.
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