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Virginia Bill to Exempt Some Antique Vehicles From Exhaust Restrictions Amended and Approved by Committee; Moves to Full Senate

Senate legislation (S.B. 702) 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 for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment, was approved with an amendment by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Washington State Introduces Bill to Provide for Single License Plate

Legislation has been introduced in the Washington State House of Representatives to allow the issuance, at the option of the vehicle owner, of only a single rear-mounted license plate.

Bill Reintroduced to Protect West Virginia Hobbyists From Unfair Exhaust Noise Citations

Legislation that would allow West Virginia’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit was reintroduced by Delegate Gary Howell (gary.howell@wvhouse.gov) for the 2015 legislative session.

Wyoming House Approves Bill to Provide Single License Plate; Moves to Senate

The full House of Representatives approved legislation by an overwhelming 52–8 vote 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.

IRS Proposal Clarifies Use of R&D Credit for Software

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a proposed rule that would allow companies to claim the research and development (R&D) tax credit for the cost of computer software that is developed primarily for a company’s internal use.

California Rulemaking to Alter Requirements for Chemical Warnings

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing to impose new requirements on product manufacturers and various other business entities under Proposition 65—the California law requiring warnings in the presence of certain chemicals.

NHTSA to Conduct TPMS Public Survey

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will conduct a public survey on the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) rule.

Nebraska Bill Seeks to Provide Single License Plate for Certain Motor Vehicles

Legislation has been introduced in the Nebraska Legislature to provide for the issuance (for a $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars which were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a license plate.
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