A version of SEMA-model legislation to permit motor vehicles equipped with nitrous-oxide systems has been introduced.
Government Affairs News
Legislation to lower the property tax on many older vehicles has been introduced.
The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill to permanently set the Section 179 deduction at $500,000.
Legislation that would make it a criminal offense to disturb the peace has been introduced in the West Virginia House.
Legislation to ease the burden on hobbyists by requiring the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, upon the owner’s request, to issue titles for vehicles not currently required to be titled under Vermont law.
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 as standard factory equipment was approved by the full Senate with an amendment.
Legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature to extend the emissions inspection exemption for five years after the model year.
Legislation to convert the state’s current voluntary vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax program to a mandatory program was introduced.
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.
Legislation has been introduced in Hawaii to reduce annual registration fees from $45 to $25.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the 2015 legislative session.
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.
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.
Legislation to mandate payment of a “recoupment” surcharge of up to $95 has been introduced in Minnesota.
Legislation has been reintroduced in the Maryland House of Delegates to require the issuance of only a single license plate for all motor vehicles.
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.
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.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will conduct a public survey on the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) rule.
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.
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.
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.