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FTC Strengthens Prohibitions Against Unfair Warranty Denials

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reviewed its rules, guides and interpretations under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act—the law governing warranties issued for consumer products, including automobiles and auto parts.

Nebraska Bill to Provide Single License Plate Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to provide for the issuance (for a $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars that were not originally equipped with a front-plate bracket died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

California Bill to Require Additional Labeling Requirements on Automotive Products Approved by Second Committee

Legislation to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to post ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Nevada Bill to Restrict Hobby Car Registration Approved by Legislature; Moves to Governor

Legislation to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as classic vehicles, old timers, street rods and classic rods so that only vehicles manufactured prior to 1996 could ever be eligible was approved by the Nevada Legislature.

SEMA Action Network Gears Up for 21st Hot Rod Power Tour

Billed as “the world's largest road trip,” the Hot Rod Power Tour will soon be embarking on its 21st annual excursion.

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.
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