Legislation (S.B. 331/H.B. 710) allowing for the titling of High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles as “historical motor vehicles” failed to be enacted as the legislature adjourned but may be carried-over for the 2019 legislative session.
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The Internal Revenue Service has set the standard business-mileage deduction at 58 cents per mile for 2019.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has requested public comments on technologies available to assist in connecting vehicles to other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I) and pedestrians (V2P).
U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) became the first sitting U.S. Senator to visit the SEMA Show last week.
Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law a bill allowing for military surplus motor vehicles to be registered and operated on roads and highways in Louisiana.
Newfoundland and Labrador Minister Shery Gamin Walsh has again issued a proclamation designating July as Automotive Heritage Month in the Province.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) to create the Apple Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.
A bill was introduced in the Vermont state legislature to extend the emissions inspection exemption to vehicles that have not yet reached their fourth model year.
Like many congressmen, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop (D-GA) has been bestowed with many honors and titles during his lifetime. Among them are husband, father, grandfather, Eagle Scout, soldier, Mason, Shriner, cancer survivor and black belt, just to name a few. Recently, Congressman Bishop added another title to his collection: co-chair of the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus.
Last April, President Trump ordered the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to review up to 40 national monument designations dating back to 1996 and recommend whether any should be rescinded, resized or modified.