Legislation has been introduced in Hawaii to reduce annual registration fees from $45 to $25.
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.
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.
The full House of Representatives approved legislation by an overwhelming 52–8 vote to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were not originally equipped with a display bracket on the front of the vehicle.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a proposed rule that would allow companies to claim the research and development (R&D) tax credit for the cost of computer software that is developed primarily for a company’s internal use.
Legislation that would allow West Virginia’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit was reintroduced by Delegate Gary Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the 2015 legislative session.
Legislation has been introduced in the Washington State House of Representatives to allow the issuance, at the option of the vehicle owner, of only a single rear-mounted license plate.
Senate legislation (S.B. 702) to exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment, was approved with an amendment by the Senate Transportation Committee.
Legislation to mandate payment of a “recoupment” surcharge of up to $95 has been introduced in Minnesota.
Legislation has been reintroduced in the Maryland House of Delegates to require the issuance of only a single license plate for all motor vehicles.