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Maryland Bill to Allow Single License Plate for Hobby Cars Goes to Governor

Compromise legislation to allow the issuance of only a single license plate to historic vehicles and street rods was approved by the House and Senate and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Legislation Advances in U.S. House to Combat Patent Trolls

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade Subcommittee passed legislation targeting “patent trolls” that defraud unsuspecting businesses by falsely asserting patent rights.

Off-Roaders Welcome Decision to Remove Sage Grouse Species From Endangered List

The U.S. Department of Interior’s decision not to place the bi-state sage grouse on the Endangered Species list is welcome news to off-road enthusiasts.

NHTSA to Modify Tire Identification Numbers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made two changes to the rule governing the tire identification number (TIN) that appears on all new and retreaded motor-vehicle tires sold in the United States.

Iowa Legislation Fails to Meet Crossover Deadline

Several bills introduced in Iowa in 2015 failed to be approved prior to the crossover deadline, when legislation must have passed the original chamber of jurisdiction (House or Senate) and been sent to the other for consideration.

Province of Nova Scotia Proclaims July 2015 as “Automotive Heritage Month”

Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has again issued a proclamation designating July 2015 as “Automotive Heritage Month” in the province.

Missouri Bill Introduced to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

Legislation to require the state 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 was introduced.

Nevada Bill to Restrict Classic Vehicle Registration Approved by Committee; Moves to Full Assembly

Legislation to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle” was amended and approved by the Nevada Assembly Transportation Committee.

New Hampshire Bill to Include Older Trucks as Antiques Approved by Senate; Moves to Governor

Legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “Antique Motor Vehicles” was approved by the full New Hampshire Senate.

Idaho Bill to Increase Registration Fees Approved by Legislature; Moves to Governor

Under an agreement reached by the House and Senate, legislation that threatened to increase annual registration fees by $25 for all motor vehicles was reduced to $21 and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.
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