Legislation to ease the burden on owners by requiring the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, upon request, to issue titles for vehicles not currently required to be titled under Vermont law was approved by the legislature and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.
SEMA-supported legislation directing the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a study on requirements for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was passed by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and awaits a vote before the full Senate.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed SEMA-supported legislation to renew the research and development (R&D) tax credit, which expired at the end of 2014.
House and Senate versions of legislation (H.B. 7075/S.B. 1186) to establish a pilot program to study the feasibility of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
SEMA-supported legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “antique motor vehicles” was signed into law by Governor Maggie Hassan.
Legislation to repeal the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the House and Senate.
The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its hazardous chemical labeling requirements by adopting the international Globally Harmonized System (GHS).
The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is considering several bills to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
SEMA-supported legislation (HR 999; S 1040) has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate directing the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to study requirements proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).
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” died for the year when the legislature adjourned.