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Oregon Seeks to Mandate Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

Legislation to convert the state’s current voluntary vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax program to a mandatory program was introduced.

Iowa Bills to Provide Single License Plate for Certain Motor Vehicles

Legislation has been introduced in the Iowa Legislature to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles originally manufactured with a front bumper that sits 24 in. or less from the ground.

Pennsylvania Proposes Extending Emissions Inspection Waiver for Newer Cars

Legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature to extend the emissions inspection exemption for five years after the model year.

Virginia Senate Approves Bill to Exempt Some Antique Vehicles From Exhaust System Restrictions

Senate 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 full Senate with an amendment.

Vermont Bill to Provide Titles for Older Cars

Legislation to ease the burden on hobbyists by requiring the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, upon the owner’s request, to issue titles for vehicles not currently required to be titled under Vermont law.

West Virginia Bill to Criminalize Certain Exhaust Systems

Legislation that would make it a criminal offense to disturb the peace has been introduced in the West Virginia House.

NHTSA to Recommend But Not Mandate New Car Emergency Braking Systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) intends to add two automatic emergency braking systems to its list of recommended safety features as part of its five-star New Car Assessment Program.

Federal Legislation Advancing to Reduce Small Business Regulatory Burdens

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed legislation to expand the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and provide small businesses with a larger say in how federal government agencies draft regulations.

Maryland Bills to Provide for Single License Plate to Be Considered February 5, 2015

Legislation has been reintroduced in the Maryland House of Delegates to require the issuance of only a single license plate for all motor vehicles.
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