Legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods will be considered by the Maryland House Environmental Matters Committee, Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Currently, only motorcycles, tractors and trailers can operate with a single plate.
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Legislation to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was introduced in Washington state. The bill will be considered by the House Environment Committee.
Legislation to expand the range of model-year vehicles eligible to use original year-of-manufacture license plates on antique motor vehicles was introduced in New Hampshire. Currently, only ’60 and earlier model-year antique vehicles are eligible to use these plates.
Legislation that would allow state antique vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems has been introduced in Virginia. Currently, all vehicles are required to have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment.
SEMA is supporting legislation in the Maryland House of Delegates to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods.
A bill has been reintroduced in the West Virginia State Legislature to provide owners of antique motor vehicles with an exemption from taxation and fees.
SEMA-supported legislation that prohibits a person from selling or offering for sale gasoline that contains corn-based ethanol as an additive at a level greater than 10% was introduced in New Hampshire.
SEMA-model legislation that would allow West Virginia’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket modified exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit was reintroduced in the West Virginia State Legislature.
SEMA praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with a measure to protect off-highway vehicle (OHV) access to Johnson Valley, CA. The Senate is scheduled to approve the bill on Dec. 19. The vote will end a six-year clash over access to 189,000 acres of Southern California desert between the military and OHV users. The bill will then be signed into law by the President.
SEMA is supporting legislation that would amend the state’s current law defining historical motor vehicles to permit use of these vehicles on public roads to and from a location where maintenance is performed.