Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:53am

Legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland has been reintroduced.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:27pm

A bill to limit property taxes paid by owners of antique motor vehicles was introduced in the West Virginia Legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:24pm

Legislation to exempt vehicles 10 or more model years old from emissions test requirements was introduced in the New Hampshire House.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:11pm

Legislation in the Nebraska Legislature to provide for the issuance (for a $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars that were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was approved by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:01pm

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered will be considered by the House Transportation and Public Works Committee, Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:54pm

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed into law a SEMA-drafted bill to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were “originally manufactured without an installed bracket, device or other means to display and secure a front license plate.”

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:16pm

Legislation to put in place a new valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky House and now moves to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:13pm

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 999) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives directing the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on the handling requirements for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:09pm

SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to curtail the President’s power to unilaterally designate national monuments.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:06pm

A dispute between dockworkers and employers has been tentatively resolved after federal involvement pushed the two sides to reach an agreement.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:20am

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation to renew the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit, which expired at the end of 2014.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:38am

The Wyoming State Legislature approved legislation to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were “originally manufactured without an installed bracket, device or other means to display and secure a front license plate.”

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:35am

Legislation to eliminate the requirement that roof-mounted off-road light bars be covered when vehicles are operated on roads and highways was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee and has now been referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:31am

Thanks to the efforts of Delegate Gary Howell, a West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution has been introduced to designate the second Friday in July as West Virginia Collector Car Appreciation Day.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:28am

Identical 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 standard factory equipment was approved by the Virginia House and Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:25am

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Pennsylvania House.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:17am

A bill to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible antique motor vehicles was approved by the House Transportation Committee and has been sent to the full House for a vote by all members.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:45am

The Senate Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee approved legislation to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were not originally equipped with a display bracket on the front of the vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:40am

Pro-hobby Virginia legislation, newly introduced for 2015, died when the bills failed to meet the deadline for crossing from one chamber to the other.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:36am

A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level has been reintroduced in Vermont.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:33am

Legislation to impose a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on motor vehicles that travel 5,000 or more miles per year has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:29am

A bill to expand the types of vehicles that could not be modified from the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:27am

Legislation that would prohibit the use of state resources to fund a program taxing car owners based on vehicle mileage has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:25am

A version of SEMA-model legislation to add a vehicle registration classification for custom vehicles has been referred to the Iowa House Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:21am

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Hawaii Senate.

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