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Maryland Bill to Increase Age Requirement for Historic Vehicle Registration Amended and Approved by Committee

Legislation, opposed by SEMA, to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland was amended and approved by the House Environment and Transportation Committee.

Nevada Bill to Restrict Eligibility for Classic Vehicle Registration

SEMA is currently in discussions with Nevada assembly member Marilyn Kirkpatrick regarding legislation to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle.”

Pro-Hobbyist Kentucky Bill to Assess Older Motor Vehicles for Property Tax Signed Into Law

Legislation to put in place a new and more beneficial valuation procedure for older vehicles was signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear.

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

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered was approved by the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee and now moves to the full Senate for a vote by all members.

Maryland Bill to Allow Single License Plate for Certain Hobby Cars Amended and Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House

House legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods was drastically amended and approved by the House Environment and Transportation Committee.

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.
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