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.
In an effort to protect U.S. companies against intellectual property theft, the U.S. Senate passed a SEMA-supported bill that enables companies to protect their trade secrets in federal court.
Legislation to require the state, upon the owner’s request, to issue titles for older vehicles not currently required to be titled under Connecticut law was passed by the Joint Transportation Committee.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has provided guidance on the requirement that manufacturers provide NHTSA with any communications to dealers, owners or purchasers about a product defect or noncompliance.
Legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles was amended and approved by the Iowa House.
Legislation authorizing local governments to hold sanctioned motor-vehicle races on public roads or airports under their jurisdiction was approved by the West Virginia House.
Legislation to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles from emissions-control requirements was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and sent to the full Senate for a vote by all members.
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 House.
Legislation to create a program that would require each owner or lessee of an Illinois-registered motor vehicle to pay a road-user fee has been introduced.