Legislation to eliminate the requirement that roof-mounted off-road light bars be covered when vehicles are operated on roads and highways was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee and has now been referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Thanks to the efforts of Delegate Gary Howell, a West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution has been introduced to designate the second Friday in July as West Virginia Collector Car Appreciation Day.
Identical legislation 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 as standard factory equipment was approved by the Virginia House and Senate.
Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Pennsylvania House.
A bill to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible antique motor vehicles was approved by the House Transportation Committee and has been sent to the full House for a vote by all members.
The Senate Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee approved legislation 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.
Pro-hobby Virginia legislation, newly introduced for 2015, died when the bills failed to meet the deadline for crossing from one chamber to the other.
A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level has been reintroduced in Vermont.
Legislation to impose a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on motor vehicles that travel 5,000 or more miles per year has been introduced.
A bill to expand the types of vehicles that could not be modified from the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.