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SEMA Seeks Protection for Johnson Valley OHV Area

The U.S. Marines Corps is moving forward with plans to expand its base at Twentynine Palms, California, and take ownership of nearly 147,000 acres of the adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area.

Rules Committee 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.

Virginia Bill to Benefit Vehicle Restoration Projects to be Voted on by Full House

Legislation 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 Counties, Cities and Towns Committee.

Montana Bill to Provide for Single Year-of-Manufacture License Plate Approved by Committee

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 House Transportation Committee.

Bills to Provide for Single License Plate Introduced in Maryland

Legislation has been introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles. The bill, favored by state hobbyists, requires that the single registration plate be attached on the front of tractors and on the rear of all other vehicles.

Arkansas Introduces Bill to Ease Construction of Racing Facilities

Legislation has been introduced in the Arkansas House to amend current state law to require the consent of only 38% of property owners and registered voters within three miles of a proposed motor-vehicle racing facility before construction of the facility can begin.

Bill to Provide for Single Year-of-Manufacture License Plate Introduced in Montana

Legislation has been introduced in Montana 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.

Legislation to Benefit Vehicle Restoration Projects Reintroduced in Virginia

Last year, legislation amended by SEMA to totally exempt from the license tax all vehicles and parts cars stored on private property for the purpose of restoration or repair was vetoed by Governor Bob McDonnell.

Missouri Bill Provides for Single License Plate

Legislation has been introduced in the Missouri Senate to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles. The bill, favored by state hobbyists, also applies to personalized plates.

Colorado Introduces Proposal to Exempt Newer Cars From Emissions Inspection

Legislation has been introduced in the Colorado State Legislature to extend the emissions inspection exemption to vehicles that have not yet reached their 10th model year.
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