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SEMA Hails Proposal to Save Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has endorsed a proposal by Rep. Paul Cook that would end a five-year debate on how to expand the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) base at Twentynine Palms, California.  Under the compromise, the Marines would have access to the adjoining Johnson Valley Off-Highway (OHV) Recreation Area for up to 42 days a year for training exercises but the OHV area would be otherwise preserved in perpetuity.

Connecticut House to Consider Bill to Increase Property Taxes on Antique/Rare/Special Interest Motor Vehicles

After being approved by the Joint Committee on Planning and Development
by a narrow 10–9 vote, legislation to increase the age requirement for
vehicles eligible for registration as “antique, rare or special-interest
motor vehicles” or “modified antique motor vehicles” will be considered
by the Connecticut House of Representatives in a vote by all members.

Wisconsin Introduces Bill to Ease Restrictions on Collector Cars and Historic Military Vehicles

In cooperation with Wisconsin's collector vehicle community, legislation
has been introduced in the Wisconsin Senate to allow minor
modifications to collector vehicles, exempt former military vehicles,
historic military vehicles and collector vehicles from importer
certification label requirements, and expand rights for historic
military vehicle owners.

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