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Utah Bill to Provide One-Time Registration Fee for Vintage Travel Trailers Signed Into Law

A SEMA-supported bill to create a statutory definition of a “vintage travel trailer” and provide for a one-time $40 registration fee was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert.

SEMA/SAN Tracks Hundreds of Legislative Initiatives Affecting the Motor Vehicle Hobby

So far this year, thousands of new legislative initiatives have been introduced across the U.S. and Canada, hundreds of which are being closely tracked and analyzed by SEMA and its SEMA Action Network (SAN).

Hawaii Resolutions Urge Low-Mileage Registration Credit

Resolutions have been introduced in the Hawaii House of Representatives urging the City and County of Honolulu to create a 10% vehicle registration credit for residents who drive limited miles in their vehicles, like rarely used hobby cars.

Nebraska Bill to Create Single License Plate for Special Interest Vehicles Signed Into Law

SEMA-supported legislation to create a registration class and special license plate for special interest motor vehicles was signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman. The new law authorizes owners of special interest motor vehicles to operate them on Nebraska’s roads displaying a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle.

Congress Passes Legislation to Encourage Small Business Investment

Congress has approved bipartisan legislation designed to remove regulatory barriers for companies going public and seeking to attract investors. The SEMA-supported “Jumpstart Our Business Startups” (JOBS) Act makes it easier for small companies to comply with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules when securing outside capital investment.

Connecticut Committee Approves Bill to Limit Access to Antique Motor Vehicle Registration, Increase Property Taxes

Legislation (H.B. 5405) to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “antique, rare or special-interest motor vehicles” was approved by the Connecticut Joint Committee on Planning and Development by a narrow 10–9 vote.

Hearing Rescheduled for California Bill to Exempt pre-1981 Vehicles From Emissions Inspections

The hearing scheduled for March 27, 2012 on California Senate Bill (S.B. 1224) has been postponed until April 10, 2012.

Feds Impose Duties on Unfairly Priced Steel Wheels From China

The U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued final duty rates for certain steel wheels from China that are being sold at less than fair value in the United States. The subject wheels range from 18 to 24.5 in. in diameter and include rims and discs whether imported as an assembly or sold separately.

U.S. Senate Passes Highway Bill With Auto Safety Mandates

The United States Senate passed its version of legislation to fund highway construction and other transportation projects for the next two years. SEMA supports the bill’s maintenance of current funding levels in order to address the nation’s aging infrastructure and provide states with more spending flexibility.

Wisconsin Legislature Approves Amended Motor Vehicle Registration Rights Bill; Moves to Governor

Legislation that originally sought to provide legal registration to hobby vehicles with a clear title, required safety equipment and in good working order was passed by the Wisconsin Senate and House and now moves to Governor Scott Walker for his signature and enactment into law.
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