Law & Order

Syndicate content

Illinois Bill to Expand Use of Antique Vehicles Approved by House; Moves to Senate Transportation Committee 

Legislation to provide for an expanded-use antique vehicle registration class that would allow antique vehicles and replicas to be driven without limitation during the warmer part of the year (April 1 through October 31) has been approved by the full Illinois House of Representatives. Under the bill, expanded-use antiques are limited to traveling to and from car shows, exhibitions, servicing or demonstration during the colder months (November 1 through March 31).

Tennessee Bill to Exempt Certain Older Vehicles From Emissions Tests Signed Into Law

SEMA-supported legislation to exempt vehicles more than 25 years old from the state’s annual emissions inspection and maintenance program was signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. To qualify for the exemption, these vehicles must be registered as “antique motor vehicles.” Antique vehicles are defined as more than 25 years old with a non-modified engine and body that is used for club activities, exhibits, tours, parades and similar uses as a collector's item; on the highways for the purpose of selling, testing the operation of or obtaining repairs or maintenance; and for general transportation on Saturday and Sunday.

Texas Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Approved by full House; Moves Next to Senate Transportation Committee

SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was approved by the full Texas House of Representatives.

Massachusetts Reintroduces Bill to Ban the Use/Sale of Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

SEMA is opposing a Massachusetts bill to ban the “use and sale of any exhaust pipe that increases the sound emissions of any vehicle, including motorcycles.” An identical bill was introduced in 2009 by the same sponsor and was set aside for study without any committee consideration.

Senate Hearing Scheduled on Nevada Bill to Exempt Hobby Cars from Emissions Tests

SEMA-supported legislation to provide that classic vehicles and classic rods would be exempted from emissions inspections if owners pay a one-time $6 fee and submit a certification that their vehicle will not be driven more than 5,000 miles per year will be considered by the Nevada Senate Transportation Committee.

Oregon Bill to Limit Suspension/Tire Alterations Dies

A SEMA-opposed bill that would have severely limited vehicle suspension, body lift and wheel/tire alterations died without committee consideration. Specifically, H.B. 3147 sought to ban vehicles whose bumpers were elevated more than 3 in. over the original manufactured bumper clearance.

Tennessee Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles From Emissions Tests Approved by House and Senate; Sent to Governor

Legislation to exempt vehicles more than 25 years old from the state’s annual emissions-inspection and maintenance program was passed by the Tennessee House and Senate.

Texas Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Approved by House Transportation Committee; Moves Next to Full House

SEMA-model legislation that would create a vehicle-registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was approved by the Texas House Transportation Committee.

Arizona Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles from Emissions Inspection Signed Into Law

Legislation to exempt all vehicles manufactured in the 1974 model year and earlier from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection program was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

President Signs 1099 Repeal into Law; SEMA-Supported Measure Eliminates Costly Small-Business Reporting Burden

After Congress acted last week to repeal the costly 1099 reporting requirement included in last year’s health care law, President Obama today signed the legislation into law. SEMA congratulates Congress and the President for acting to eliminate this burdensome requirement. Through this bipartisan agreement, small-business owners can continue to focus on economic growth and revitalization.
Add to calendar