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Government Affairs News
Legislation has been introduced to repeal the two license-plate requirement for motor vehicles in New York.
Legislation to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service was introduced.
Legislation to allow for a single plate for motor vehicles that were not originally equipped with a display bracket on the front of the vehicle was approved by the House Transportation and Defense Committee.
Legislation has been reintroduced in Iowa to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.
Legislation has been reintroduced in Hawaii to increase annual registration fees, increase the gas tax and increase the motor-vehicle weight tax.
The once 13-mile racetrack is now less than eight miles long due to salt erosion.
Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Vehicle Association of British Columbia, the province of British Columbia has again issued a proclamation designating July 8, 2017, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province.
In 2014, legislation to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year-of-manufacture plates for antique vehicles was enacted into law.
Legislation has been reintroduced in the New York Assembly to provide that historical vehicle owners only pay a one-time registration fee of $100 upon initial registration.
Legislation to create a mileage-based user fee pilot program to be implemented instead of the gas tax was introduced.
Legislation has been introduced in the Missouri Senate to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.
Legislation to prohibit the state or a local jurisdiction from imposing a vehicle miles traveled tax or other similar fees, tolls or taxes has been introduced.
A House Concurrent Resolution to create a mileage-based transportation funding task force to determine the feasibility of implementing a road-user fee instead of the gas tax was introduced.
Legislation to broaden the single-plate allowance to include motor vehicles which are 30 model years old or older, and reconstructed or specially constructed vehicles built to resemble motor vehicles which are 30 model years old or older was introduced.
Legislation was introduced to provide that motor vehicles registered as “secondary vehicles” and driven less than 5,000 miles per year may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle.
Legislation to provide that no motor-vehicle muffler or exhaust system shall emit a noise level greater than 60 decibels was introduced.
SEMA-supported legislation was introduced to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service.
Enthusiasts and the industry are urged to visit www.sema.org/rpm to support the RPM Act of 2017.
A bill to protect motorsports was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Legislation was introduced in the New York State Senate to provide that a historical motor vehicle which was not manufactured with a license plate display area on the front of the vehicle may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set significantly lower exposure limits for beryllium and related compounds.
In response to a request from Congress, the Copyright Office issued a final report on the interplay between copyright law and products that operate using software, including motor vehicles and parts.
The National Park Service (NPS) finalized changes to its special regulation for off-road vehicle (ORV) use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina.
President Obama used his power under the Antiquities Act to designate a 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah and a 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada.