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Arkansas Bill to Create Pilot Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House

Legislation to allow the State Highway Commission to implement a pilot program that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled was approved by the House Public Transportation Committee.

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

SEMA-supported legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “Antique Motor Vehicles” was approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.

Hawaii Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Amended and Approved by Senate; Moves to House

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the Hawaii Senate and sent to the House with a significant amendment.

West Virginia Legislation Dies for the Year as Legislature Adjourns

Several bills introduced in West Virginia in 2015 failed to be approved by both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.

Examining the Fresh Faces in Congress

Fifty-eight first-timers were elected to the House of Representatives and 13 to the U.S. Senate. Among them are the future champions of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

California Legislation Would Require Additional Labeling Requirements on Some Automotive Products

Legislation has been introduced in the California legislature to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to include all ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website.

Virginia Bill to Exempt Some Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions Signed Into Law

Legislation 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 as factory equipment was signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

New Mexico Bill to Ease Titling and Registration of Replica Cars Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered was approved by the House Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Texas Proposes Elimination of Ethanol in Gasoline

Legislation to prohibit the sale of motor fuel with an ethanol mixture was introduced in the Texas House of Representatives.

Kentucky State Legislature Approves Bill to Assess Older Motor Vehicles for Property Tax; Moves to Governor

Legislation to put in place a new and more beneficial valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky Legislature and now moves to Governor Steve Beshear for his signature and enactment into law.
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