Governor Jim Justice signed into law legislation that allows for personalized license plates on antique vehicles.
Governor Butch Otter signed into law legislation that allows a vehicle built for the U.S. Armed Forces to be registered and operated on public highways in Idaho, even if such a vehicle does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Two Hawaii Senate Committees have passed a resolution seeking construction of a new race track facility on the island of Oahu.
Last week, the budget committees in the California Legislature voted to provide more staff to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Aftermarket Parts Division.
The U.S. government has launched an investigation into whether extra-large steel wheels imported from China are being dumped or illegally subsidized.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of about 1,300 product categories covering nearly $50 billion worth of U.S. imports from China that could be subject to a proposed 25% tariff.
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California Ban on Combustion Engines: Legislation introduced in the California Assembly would require a transition to fully electric vehicles in the state by the year 2040. The bill would prohibit the Department of Motor Vehicles from accepting registration for new vehicles unless they meet the state’s “Zero Emission Vehicle” standard. An exemption has been made for vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs. and certain vehicles brought in from out of state.
SEMA-member companies are concerned over higher prices for steel and aluminum because of tariffs imposed globally.
A bill has been introduced in Wisconsin that would allow half-track former military vehicles to be registered as special-interest vehicles.