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U.S. House Panel Votes to Repeal Estate Tax

The Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the estate tax, which impacts an estimated 5,500 families, including many small-business owners.

Arkansas Bill to Create Pilot Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Withdrawn by Sponsor

Legislation to allow the State Highway Commission to implement a pilot program that charged drivers based on vehicle miles traveled was withdrawn by the bill’s sponsor after a public outcry.

Province of British Columbia Proclaims July 11, 2015 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Vehicle Association of British Columbia (SVABC), the province of British Columbia has again issued a proclamation designating July 11, 2015, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the province.

Florida Subcommittee Deletes Provision Requiring Creation of Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled; Senate Bill Still Alive

A Florida House subcommittee approved amended legislation that originally directed the Department of Transportation to undertake a study on the impact of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

Amended Maryland Bill to Allow Single License Plate for Certain Historic Cars Approved by House; Moves to Senate

Amended House legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods was approved by the full Maryland House of Delegates.

Maryland House Bill to Increase Age Requirement for Historic Vehicle Registration Moves to Senate

SEMA-opposed legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland was amended and approved by the full House of Delegates.

Nevada Bill to Restrict Nevada Classic Vehicle Registration Still Pending

Legislation to drastically alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle” was considered by the Nevada Transportation Committee, but no vote has yet been taken.

New Mexico Bill to Ease Titling and Registration of Replica Cars Dies as Legislature Adjourns

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

North Dakota Bill to Restrict Vehicle Modifications Favorably Amended and Approved by House; Moves Back to the Senate

A bill that originally sought to increase the population of vehicles prohibited from modifying the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was amended and approved by the North Dakota House of Representatives.
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