Legislation to direct the Center for Urban Transportation to undertake a study on the impact of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.
Government Affairs News
In 2013, legislation to prohibit the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol in Maine was signed into law.
Legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland has been reintroduced.
A bill to limit property taxes paid by owners of antique motor vehicles was introduced in the West Virginia Legislature.
Legislation to exempt vehicles 10 or more model years old from emissions test requirements was introduced in the New Hampshire House.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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).
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.
A dispute between dockworkers and employers has been tentatively resolved after federal involvement pushed the two sides to reach an agreement.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Pennsylvania House.
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.
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.
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.
A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level has been reintroduced in Vermont.
Legislation to impose a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on motor vehicles that travel 5,000 or more miles per year has been introduced.
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.
Legislation that would prohibit the use of state resources to fund a program taxing car owners based on vehicle mileage has been introduced.