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California Finalizes Program to Provide Amnesty to Owners of Illegally Titled/Registered Specially Constructed Vehicles

For the past several years, SEMA has been working with the California legislature and state agencies to provide protection for owners of improperly or illegally titled and registered specially constructed vehicles (SPCNS).

West Virginia Bill to Limit Property Taxes Paid on Antique/Classic Motor Vehicles Approved by Senate Transportation Committee

A SEMA-supported bill to provide owners of antique and classic motor vehicles with a cap on property taxes paid on these vehicles was passed by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Wisconsin Assembly Joins Senate in Introducing Motor Vehicle Registration Rights Bill

Legislation has been introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly to provide legal registration to hobby vehicles with a clear title, required safety equipment and in good working order.

Connecticut Introduces Bill to Limit Access to Antique/Rare/Special Interest Motor Vehicle Registration, Increase Property Taxes

SEMA is opposing Connecticut legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “antique, rare or special-interest motor vehicles.”

SEMA Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Reintroduced in New Jersey

A version of SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly.

Washington State Bill to Exempt Restoration and Custom Shops From Written Estimate Requirement Signed Into Law  

A SEMA-supported bill to exempt restoration and custom shops from the requirement that they provide written estimates for the repair of any vehicle that qualifies for a “horseless carriage” or “collector vehicle” license plate, or is a “parts car,” “street rod” or “custom vehicle” was signed into law by Governor Chris Gregoire.

Collector Car Appreciation Day Is July 13, 2012—Have You Scheduled Your Celebration Yet?

Collector Car Appreciation Day will be here sooner than you think! The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is maintaining a list of scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events should contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or san@sema.org.

Utah Bill to Provide One-Time Registration Fee for Vintage Travel Trailers Approved by Senate; Moves to Governor

A SEMA-supported bill to create a statutory definition of a “vintage travel trailer” and provide for a one-time $40 registration fee was approved by the Utah Senate and now moves to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Illinois Bill to Encourage E15 Sales to Be Considered by House Committee   

On March 1, 2012, the Illinois House Revenue and Finance Committee will consider legislation allowing the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to provide information to gas stations encouraging the stations to offer E15 as an option for customers.

Washington State Bill to Exempt Restoration and Custom Shops From Written Estimate Requirement Approved by Legislature

A SEMA-supported bill to exempt restoration and custom shops from the requirement that they provide written estimates for the repair of any vehicle that qualifies for a “horseless carriage” or “collector vehicle” license plate, or is a “parts car,” “street rod” or “custom vehicle” was passed by the Washington State House of Representatives.
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