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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.

Iowa Legislation Fails to Meet Crossover Deadline

Several bills introduced in Iowa in 2015 failed to be approved prior to the crossover deadline, when legislation must have passed the original chamber of jurisdiction (House or Senate) and been sent to the other for consideration.

NHTSA to Modify Tire Identification Numbers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made two changes to the rule governing the tire identification number (TIN) that appears on all new and retreaded motor-vehicle tires sold in the United States.

California Legislation to Allow Certain Vehicles to Pay Fee Instead of Passing Smog Test to Be Considered April 13, 2015

Legislation to allow an owner of a motor vehicle that is subject to the smog-check program to pay a $200 smog abatement fee in lieu of passing a smog test will be considered by the Assembly Transportation Committee, Monday, April 13, 2015.
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