President Trump has delayed a scheduled increase in tariffs on certain Chinese products, noting that U.S. and Chinese negotiators had made substantial progress in resolving trade disputes.
Law & Order
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a comprehensive public lands bill that packaged over 100 public lands, natural resources, and water bills into a single measure.
Legislation (L.D. 822/H.P. 596) has been introduced in Maine to prohibit the sale of motor fuel with greater than 10% ethanol.
Legislation (L.D. 821/H.P. 587) has been introduced in the Maine State Legislature to allow vehicles at least 15 model years old to be exempt from needing a certificate of title or certificate of salvage to register the vehicle.
Legislation (S.F. 179) in Minnesota to aid the registration of certain decommissioned military vehicles as standard motor vehicles passed the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division and now awaits consideration on the Senate Floor.
A version of SEMA model legislation (H.B. 39) to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Legislation (H.B. 5391) has been introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives to extend inspection exemptions to motor vehicles for their first five model years.
Legislation (S.B. 333) in West Virginia to exempt antique vehicles and classic cars from personal property taxes passed the Senate and now awaits consideration in the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee.
Legislation (S.B. 2338) in West Virginia to provide antique military vehicles an exemption from the requirement to display license plates passed the House and is currently awaiting consideration in the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Congress instructed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to establish a process for requesting an exclusion from the 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products.