Legislation (S.B. 242) that would have allowed historic vehicles to be issued license plates without an annual mileage restriction failed to pass before Missouri’s legislature adjourned for 2019.
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Legislation (H.B. 2149/S.B. 805) that would have required the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for all passenger cars and light trucks failed to pass before the Texas legislature adjourned for 2019.
House and Senate resolutions (H.C.R. 42 & S.C.R. 108) advocating for the construction of a new racetrack facility on the island of Oahu failed to pass before Hawaii’s legislature adjourned for 2019.
Legislation (H.B. 31) that would ease the process for registering a street rod in Delaware passed the legislature and now moves to Governor John Carney for approval.
Maine Governor Janet Mills signed into law legislation (S.P. 86/L.D. 274) to allow the sale of ethanol-free gasoline statewide.
Several bills introduced in Iowa in 2019 failed to pass both chambers of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.
Legislation (H.B. 263/S.B. 283) to allow antique vehicles to be driven up to 5,000 miles per year for general transportation failed to pass before the Tennessee legislature adjourned for 2019.
Legislation (H.B. 323) to allow for the titling and registration of former military vehicles passed the Hawaii legislature and now goes to Governor David Ige for enactment into law.
At the request of SEMA and the SEMA Action Network, a resolution (H. Res. 108) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize July 12, 2019, as Collector Car Appreciation Day. H. Res. 108 is sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA). The date marks the 10th commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. States, local governments and Canadian provinces have adopted similar commemorative declarations. For more information, visit www.semasan.com.
The USTR exclusions are primarily for non-automotive applications.