Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:48am

A bill to increase property taxes paid by owners of some antique motor vehicles was reintroduced in the West Virginia legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:45am

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

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:41am

Legislation to authorize the owner of a motor vehicle for a $50 annual fee to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle was reintroduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:38am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:35am

A version of SEMA-model legislation to permit motor vehicles equipped with nitrous-oxide systems has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:26am

Legislation to lower the property tax on many older vehicles has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:22am

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill to permanently set the Section 179 deduction at $500,000.

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:46pm

Legislation that would make it a criminal offense to disturb the peace has been introduced in the West Virginia House.

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:44pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:40pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:37pm

Legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature to extend the emissions inspection exemption for five years after the model year.

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:34pm

Legislation to convert the state’s current voluntary vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax program to a mandatory program was introduced.

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.

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