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Missouri Bill to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to require the Department of Revenue 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 died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

New Jersey Bill to Provide Window Stickers for Exempt Vehicles Approved by Committee

Legislation to require the motor vehicle commission to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Missouri Bills to Provide for Single License Plate Die as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

OSHA’s Revised “It’s the Law” Safety Poster Now Available

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new version of its poster entitled, “Job Safety and Health – It's The Law!"

Hawaii Bill to Eliminate Ethanol in Gasoline Approved; Sent to Governor

Legislation to repeal the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the House and Senate.

New Hampshire Bill to Include Older Trucks as Antiques Signed Into Law

SEMA-supported legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “antique motor vehicles” was signed into law by Governor Maggie Hassan.

Florida Bills Requiring Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Die as Legislature Adjourns

House and Senate versions of legislation (H.B. 7075/S.B. 1186) to establish a pilot program to study the feasibility of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Hawaii Bill to Ban Most Aftermarket Exhaust Systems Dead for the Year

Legislation to prohibit the use, sale or installation of an exhaust system “that has been changed or modified from the factory design so as to increase the volume or audibility of the explosions within the vehicle’s motor” died for the year when the legislature adjourned.

Federal Legislation Would Prevent Over-Regulation of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROV)

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 999; S 1040) has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate directing the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to study requirements proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

Senate Explores Endangered Species Act Reform

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is considering several bills to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
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