The visit highlights the importance of the RPM Act to business and the local economy.
Legislation to raise gas taxes and require a study of a road-usage tax died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
Legislation to establish a road usage fee for motor vehicles registered to travel on state roads died when the legislature failed to act.
Legislation to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Amended legislation to exempt motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from emissions inspection requirements was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 8.
SEMA members have been instrumental in rallying dozens more members of Congress to co-sponsor the bipartisan RPM Act.
A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
Legislation to require that forest roads be open to motorized use by the public unless otherwise designated by the Department of Natural Resources was approved by the Michigan Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism.
Legislation that makes minimal changes to Maryland’s historic vehicle requirements was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan. As introduced, the bill appeared to subject historic vehicles of model-year ’86 and later to undergo periodic safety inspections.