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Transition to Chip-Card Payment System to Shift Liability Onto Merchants

In October 2015, the major credit card companies will be shifting liability for fraud onto merchants that do not make the switch from payment terminals that read magnetic strips to terminals equipped with electronic chip-reading technology.

Hawaii Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Hawaii Senate.

Iowa Introduces Bill to Create Custom Vehicle Classification

A version of SEMA-model legislation to add a vehicle registration classification for custom vehicles has been referred to the Iowa House Transportation Committee.

Minnesota Bills Deny Funds to Programs That Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

Legislation that would prohibit the use of state resources to fund a program taxing car owners based on vehicle mileage has been introduced.

North Dakota Bill to Further Restrict Vehicle Modifications Approved by Transportation Committee; Moves to Full Senate

A bill to expand the types of vehicles that could not be modified from the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Texas Reintroduces Bill to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

Legislation to impose a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on motor vehicles that travel 5,000 or more miles per year has been introduced.

Vermont Reintroduces Bill to Penalize Some Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level has been reintroduced in Vermont.

Pro-Hobby Virginia Bills Fail to Meet Crossover Deadline

Pro-hobby Virginia legislation, newly introduced for 2015, died when the bills failed to meet the deadline for crossing from one chamber to the other.

Wyoming Senate Committee Approves Bill to Provide Single License Plate; Moves to Full Senate

The Senate Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee approved legislation to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were not originally equipped with a display bracket on the front of the vehicle.

Ultra4s Rock King of the Hammers: One Year Later, Legislative Accord Preserves OHV Recreation

The 9th annual “King of the Hammers” was held last week in California’s Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreational Area.
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