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Small Business Tax Expensing Bill Advances in U.S. House of Representatives

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill to permanently set the Section 179 deduction at $500,000.

Iowa Legislation Permits Nitrous-Oxide Equipment

A version of SEMA-model legislation to permit motor vehicles equipped with nitrous-oxide systems has been introduced.

New York Reintroduces Bill to Provide for One-Time Historic Vehicle Registration Fee

Legislation has been reintroduced in the New York Assembly to provide that historical vehicle owners only pay a one-time registration fee of $100 upon initial registration.

Single-Plate Option Reintroduced in New York

Legislation to authorize the owner of a motor vehicle for a $50 annual fee to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle was reintroduced.

Oregon Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline

Legislation to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives.

West Virginia Bill Increases Property Taxes on Many Antique Motor Vehicles

A bill to increase property taxes paid by owners of some antique motor vehicles was reintroduced in the West Virginia legislature.

West Virginia Introduces Bill to Exempt All Motor Vehicles From Property Taxes

Legislation has been introduced in the West Virginia State Legislature to provide owners of all motor vehicles registered in the state with an exemption from property taxes.

Federal Legislation Introduced to Eliminate E15 Ethanol

SEMA is working to enact legislation that would cap the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline at 10% and eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) corn-based ethanol requirement.

Hawaii Reintroduces Bill to Ban Most Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

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” was reintroduced in Hawaii.
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