A bill, supported by SEMA, to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee. Having already been approved by the House, the bill now moves to the Senate floor for a vote by all members.
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.
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.
The White House announced progress on a series of initiatives intended to strengthen the patent system, make it easier for small businesses to file applications and combat patent trolls. Among other actions, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is drafting regulations to make recorded patent owner information more transparent to the public.
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 full House of Representatives.
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 approved by the full House of Representatives.