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Hawaii Bill Seeks to Reduce Fees for Antique Motor Vehicles

Legislation has been introduced in Hawaii to reduce annual registration fees and state vehicle weight tax for antique motor vehicles.

West Virginia Introduces Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles From Property Tax

SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in West Virginia to exempt motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, trucks and tractors that are older than 25 years from personal property taxes.

Virginia Bill to Benefit Vehicle Restoration Projects Approved by Legislature

Legislation containing a SEMA-drafted amendment to totally exempt from the license tax all vehicles and parts cars stored on private property for the purpose of restoration or repair was approved by the Virginia State Legislature and will now be sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Congressional Proposal Seeks to Prohibit E15 Gasoline

SEMA is supporting legislation (S. 344) introduced in the U.S. Senate to ban the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol. The bill would overturn actions taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) two years ago to permit ethanol levels to rise from 10% (E10) to 15% (E15).

Small Businesses Fueling Nation’s Economic Recovery

The economic climate for America’s small businesses continues to improve despite lingering challenges from the 2008–2009 recession, according to a new report issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.

Virginia Bill to Benefit Vehicle Restoration Projects Approved by House

Legislation containing a SEMA amendment to totally exempt from the license tax vehicles and parts cars stored on private property for the purpose of restoration or repair was approved by the House of Delegates.

House Approves Montana Bill to Provide for Single Year-of-Manufacture License Plate

Legislation to allow the owner of a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer manufactured in the year 1948, 1949 or 1950 to display a single original Montana license plate that is affixed to the rear of the vehicle was approved by the Montana House of Representatives.

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

Legislation has been introduced to eliminate a provision in the Connecticut statutes that allows antiques, rare or special-interest motor vehicles to be assessed at a value of no more than $500.

Sponsor Pulls Montana Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill From Committee Consideration

As a result of the opposition expressed by the Montana enthusiast community, legislation to limit the number of inoperable motor vehicles allowed on private property under “community decay” laws was withdrawn from consideration by the House Local Government Committee. The bill had been scheduled for a hearing Tuesday, February 19, 2013. 

Senate to Consider Pro-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill in Washington State

A version of SEMA-model legislation to prohibit cities or towns from enforcing an ordinance, development regulation, zoning regulation or administrative practice that prevents automobile collectors from pursuing their hobby was approved by the Senate Governmental Operations Committee and Rules Committee.
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