Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:31pm

Legislation has been introduced in the Iowa Legislature to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles originally manufactured with a front bumper that sits 24 in. or less from the ground.

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:28pm

Legislation has been introduced in Hawaii to reduce annual registration fees from $45 to $25.

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:25pm

Legislation to prohibit the use, sale or installation of an exhaust system “that has been changed or modified from the factory design so as to increase the volume or audibility of the explosions within the vehicle’s motor” was reintroduced in Hawaii.

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:22pm

SEMA is working to enact legislation that would cap the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline at 10% and eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) corn-based ethanol requirement.

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 2:12pm

The full House of Representatives approved legislation by an overwhelming 52–8 vote 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, January 29, 2015 - 1:38pm

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a proposed rule that would allow companies to claim the research and development (R&D) tax credit for the cost of computer software that is developed primarily for a company’s internal use.

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:29pm

Legislation that would allow West Virginia’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit was reintroduced by Delegate Gary Howell (gary.howell@wvhouse.gov) for the 2015 legislative session.

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:26pm

Legislation has been introduced in the Washington State House of Representatives to allow the issuance, at the option of the vehicle owner, of only a single rear-mounted license plate.

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:23pm

Senate legislation (S.B. 702) 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 for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment, was approved with an amendment by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:18pm

Legislation to mandate payment of a “recoupment” surcharge of up to $95 has been introduced in Minnesota.

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:16pm

Legislation has been reintroduced in the Maryland House of Delegates to require the issuance of only a single license plate for all motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:13pm

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed legislation to expand the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and provide small businesses with a larger say in how federal government agencies draft regulations.

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:10pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) intends to add two automatic emergency braking systems to its list of recommended safety features as part of its five-star New Car Assessment Program.

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 2:36pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will conduct a public survey on the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) rule.

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 1:49pm

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing to impose new requirements on product manufacturers and various other business entities under Proposition 65—the California law requiring warnings in the presence of certain chemicals.

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:07am

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 is being considered by the Wyoming House Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:04am

Legislation to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles in which the original design does not provide for display of a front plate was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:01am

Legislation has been introduced in Virginia to provide that vehicle registrations would be permanent unless the vehicle ownership or the address where the vehicle is principally garaged changes.

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:57am

Legislation has been introduced in the Nebraska Legislature to provide for the issuance (for a $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars which were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a license plate.

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:48am

Kentucky has reintroduced legislation to put in place a new valuation procedure for older vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:49pm

Virginia Senate 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 for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment was reintroduced.

Posted on: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:08pm

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that employees may use their company e-mail accounts to discuss workplace issues, including union organization.

Posted on: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:54pm

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which directs how defense monies are to be spent in 2015.

Posted on: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:08am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to lower the ozone pollution standard limits to between 65 and 70 parts per billion rather than the current 75 parts per billion.

Posted on: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:19am

SEMA is opposing an effort by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish a recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) safety standard rather than rely on an industry standard issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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