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Texas Bill to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to impose a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on motor vehicles that travel 5,000 or more miles per year died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Texas Bill to Eliminate Ethanol in Gasoline Also Dies

Legislation to prohibit the sale of motor fuel with an ethanol mixture died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Connecticut Bill to Require Warranty Disclosure Goes to Governor

Legislation to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service was approved by the legislature.

EPA’s Commitment to Ethanol Highlights Need for Congressional Action

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced proposed annual targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the amount of ethanol that is required to be blended into gasoline in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Vermont Bill to Penalize Some Aftermarket Exhaust Systems Dies

A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Minnesota Bills to Increase Fees for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles/Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Die

Legislation to mandate payment of a “recoupment” surcharge of up to $95 died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Feds to Regulate Novelty Motorcycle Helmets

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposed rule to define “motorcycle helmets” and thereby regulate novelty helmets (commonly referred to as “skullcaps” and “beanies”) that are sold and worn for highway use.

Vermont Bill to Provide Titles for Exempted Vehicles Approved by Legislature; Sent to Governor

Legislation to ease the burden on owners by requiring the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, upon request, to issue titles for vehicles not currently required to be titled under Vermont law was approved by the legislature and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Missouri Bill to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to require the Department of Revenue to charge and collect a miles driven fee of up to $200 for a one-year vehicle registration and up to $400 for a two-year vehicle registration died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

New Jersey Bill to Provide Window Stickers for Exempt Vehicles Approved by Committee

Legislation to require the motor vehicle commission to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.
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