Legislation authorizing a county or municipality to impose an annual surcharge for the registration of a motor vehicle will be considered by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, February 19, 2014.
Kentucky legislation to change the valuation procedure on vehicles registered in the state for purposes of the property tax was amended and approved by the House Transportation Committee. Under the amendment, newer vehicles would be valued at the “average trade-in” value.
A Florida man has been charged with one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods—an offence that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.
The Obama Administration has again delayed the requirement for businesses with 50–99 employees to offer health care coverage. Mid-sized firms will now have until January 1, 2016, to comply with the law’s obligation to offer coverage or pay a penalty.
Loren Healy took the checkered flag at last week’s King of the Hammers. His personal victory was also an opportunity to celebrate that the world’s most brutal one-day endurance auto race will continue to be staged in Johnson Valley, California.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved revised rules issued by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRVs), including off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), sometimes called UTVs or side-by-sides.
Legislation to provide that a motor vehicle that has been started by use of a remote starter when the vehicle is locked is not an unattended vehicle and not in violation of the law has been introduced in West Virginia.
Legislation to provide for the issuance of special plates for use on collector vehicles and allow for the transfer of the special plates temporarily between the collector motor vehicles owned by a collector was introduced in West Virginia.
Legislation that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week has been reintroduced in New Jersey.
Legislation has been introduced in the New Jersey State Senate to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.