Attorneys general from eight states recently voiced their concerns about a proposed rule that would “expand the (EPA)’s statutory jurisdiction under the Clean Air Act” to prohibit the conversion of street cars into dedicated racecars, noting that it was “contrary to the law and would reverse decades of practice by the (EPA).”
The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act) is a Congressional bill that, if passed, will ensure that street vehicles can continue to be converted into racecars.
Legislation to provide for the issuance of special plates for use on collector vehicles and allow for the transfer of the plates between collector vehicles owned by a collector was vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
Legislation authorizing local governments to hold sanctioned motor-vehicle races on public roads or airports under their jurisdiction was signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
Legislation to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles from emissions-control requirements was amended and approved by the Senate.
Legislation to allow the operator of a nonregistered off-road vehicle or snowmobile from another state or country to purchase a trail-use tag to operate on designated trails and properties was approved by the Indiana Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mike Pence.
Legislation to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of ’80 or older model-year vehicles was introduced.
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 will be considered by the Assembly Transportation Committee.
Legislation that threatened to prohibit tire manufacturers from selling onroad tires if the tires contained zinc in excess of an unspecified percentage and assessed a civil penalty on manufacturers who violate the prohibition was amended to remove all reference to tires and zinc.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin for addressing autonomous vehicles and other non-traditional new products and software.