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New Mexico Bill to Ease Titling and Registration of Replica Cars to be Considered by Committee on March 5, 2015

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered will be considered by the House Transportation and Public Works Committee, Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Nebraska Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Certain Motor Vehicles Approved by Committee; Moves to Vote by All Members

Legislation in the Nebraska Legislature to provide for the issuance (for a $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars that were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was approved by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

New Hampshire Introduces Legislation to Exempt Older/Historically Significant Cars From Emissions Test Requirements

Legislation to exempt vehicles 10 or more model years old from emissions test requirements was introduced in the New Hampshire House.

West Virginia Bill Sets Limit on Property Taxes Paid on Antique Motor Vehicles

A bill to limit property taxes paid by owners of antique motor vehicles was introduced in the West Virginia Legislature.

Congress Advances Legislation to Make Research & Development Tax Credit Permanent

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation to renew the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit, which expired at the end of 2014.

Tentative Deal in Place at West Coast Ports

A dispute between dockworkers and employers has been tentatively resolved after federal involvement pushed the two sides to reach an agreement.

Congressional Legislation Would Limit President’s Power to Designate National Monuments

SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to curtail the President’s power to unilaterally designate national monuments.

Federal Legislation Would Pump the Brakes on CPSC’s Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Rule

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 999) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives directing the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on the handling requirements for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Kentucky Bill to Assess Older Cars for Property Tax Approved by House; Moves to Senate

Legislation to put in place a new valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky House and now moves to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.

New Hampshire Bill to Include Older Trucks as Antiques Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

A bill to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible antique motor vehicles was approved by the House Transportation Committee and has been sent to the full House for a vote by all members.
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