Legislation to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service was approved by the legislature.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposed rule to define “motorcycle helmets” and thereby regulate novelty helmets (commonly referred to as “skullcaps” and “beanies”) that are sold and worn for highway use.
Legislation to mandate payment of a “recoupment” surcharge of up to $95 died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new version of its poster entitled, “Job Safety and Health – It's The Law!"
Legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
Legislation to require the motor vehicle commission to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.
Legislation to require the Department of Revenue to charge and collect a miles driven fee of up to $200 for a one-year vehicle registration and up to $400 for a two-year vehicle registration died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
Legislation to ease the burden on owners by requiring the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, upon request, to issue titles for vehicles not currently required to be titled under Vermont law was approved by the legislature and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.
SEMA-supported legislation directing the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a study on requirements for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was passed by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and awaits a vote before the full Senate.