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Off-Roaders Welcome Decision to Remove Sage Grouse Species From Endangered List

The U.S. Department of Interior’s decision not to place the bi-state sage grouse on the Endangered Species list is welcome news to off-road enthusiasts.

Maryland Bill to Allow Single License Plate for Hobby Cars Goes to Governor

Compromise legislation to allow the issuance of only a single license plate to historic vehicles and street rods was approved by the House and Senate and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Maryland Bills to Increase Age Requirement for Historic Vehicle Dies as Legislature Adjourns

SEMA-opposed legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

California Bill to Ease “Made in U.S.A.” Labeling Criteria Approved by Committee; Goes to Assembly Floor

A bill to amend the California law governing “Made in U.S.A.” labeling was approved by an assembly committee and is now on the floor of the assembly for a vote by all members.

California Legislation to Require Additional Labeling Requirements on Some Automotive Products to Be Considered April 21, 2015

Legislation in the California legislature to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to include all ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturers’ website will be considered by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. 

Idaho Bill to Increase Registration Fees Approved by Legislature; Moves to Governor

Under an agreement reached by the House and Senate, legislation that threatened to increase annual registration fees by $25 for all motor vehicles was reduced to $21 and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

New Hampshire Bill to Include Older Trucks as Antiques Approved by Senate; Moves to Governor

Legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “Antique Motor Vehicles” was approved by the full New Hampshire Senate.

Nevada Bill to Restrict Classic Vehicle Registration Approved by Committee; Moves to Full Assembly

Legislation to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle” was amended and approved by the Nevada Assembly Transportation Committee.

Missouri Bill Introduced to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

Legislation to require the state 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 was introduced.

Province of Nova Scotia Proclaims July 2015 as “Automotive Heritage Month”

Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has again issued a proclamation designating July 2015 as “Automotive Heritage Month” in the province.
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