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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.

Maryland Bill to Allow Single License Plate for Hobby Cars Approved by Committee; Moves to Full Senate

Senate legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods was approved by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and will be sent to the full Senate for a vote by all members. 

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

Legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “antique motor vehicles” was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and will be sent to the full Senate for a vote by all members.

EPA Takes First Step to Restrict Degreasers and Paint Strippers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is convening two small-business advocacy review panels to consider ways to restrict the use of three chemicals found in degreasing and paint-stripping operations.

Corky Coker Supports SEMA PAC—How About You?

For many of you, “politics” is a four-letter word, but there’s a lot happening in our nation’s capital that affects your bottom line.

U.S. House Panel Votes to Repeal Estate Tax

The Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the estate tax, which impacts an estimated 5,500 families, including many small-business owners.

Arkansas Bill to Create Pilot Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Withdrawn by Sponsor

Legislation to allow the State Highway Commission to implement a pilot program that charged drivers based on vehicle miles traveled was withdrawn by the bill’s sponsor after a public outcry.

Province of British Columbia Proclaims July 11, 2015 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Vehicle Association of British Columbia (SVABC), the province of British Columbia has again issued a proclamation designating July 11, 2015, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the province.
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