Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

For the third time, a bill has been introduced in the West Virginia State Legislature that would further restrict the ability of West Virginia vehicle hobbyists from maintaining inoperable vehicles on private property. The measure would redefine “abandoned motor vehicles” to include vehicles or vehicle parts which are either unlicensed or inoperable, or both, are not in an enclosed building, and have remained on private property for more than 30 days.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

A version of SEMA-model legislation has been reintroduced in the Tennessee State Senate to create a vehicle registration and titling classification for custom vehicles. The bill defines a custom-built car as a vehicle that is built for private use and is not constructed by a licensed manufacturer or remanufacturer. Under the bill, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model-year designation as the production vehicle it most closely resembles.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

Legislation that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week has been introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly. Under current New Jersey law, use of historic vehicles is strictly limited to exhibitions and educational purposes by the owner.

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For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

Legislation reintroduced in the New Jersey State Assembly proposes to exempt newer motor vehicles from the state’s mandatory emissions-inspection program. Under the measure, motor vehicles that are five model years old or less would be exempted. For more information, click here.

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

In a misguided attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, legislation has been introduced in the Hawaii House of Representatives to establish a progressive purchase surcharge for some new motor vehicles based on state calculations of carbon emissions. The bill was considered in committee on Tuesday, January 29, 2008. Depending on the vehicle purchased, this surcharge could require owners to pay up to $2,500 more for the vehicle.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

The spy photographers from Brenda Priddy & Co. grabbed these winter testing shots of the much-anticipated Hummer H3T CrewCab. Although the original concept was a shortbed pickup with just two doors, economic decisions made the four-door H3 variant more affordable to produce, Priddy says.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

SEMA members: Join the SEMA webinar, “Building an Online Parts Presence: How to Use the Internet to Maximize Your Parts Business,” on Thursday, February 14, at 10 a.m. (PST), to gain insight on how your company can maximize business through the Internet.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

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