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.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is presenting a free webinar May 21, 2015, to identify resources to help applicants secure legal representation and assistance with patent filings.
Legislation to allow the issuance, at the option of the vehicle owner, of only a single rear-mounted license plate died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
Legislation to amend the law regarding ethanol-blended gasoline to provide that a sales and distribution prohibition would take effect if only three other states had enacted similar laws was not approved by the Joint Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
A bill that originally sought to increase the population of vehicles prohibited from modifying the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was heavily amended, approved by the North Dakota State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jack Dalrymple.
Legislation to repeal the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by a conference committee comprised of members from the House and Senate.
Compromise legislation to allow the issuance of only a single license plate to historic vehicles and street rods was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan.
Legislation to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to post ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website was approved by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on an 8–6 vote.