Law & Order
Under the SEMA-supported bill, vehicles four years old or newer would be exempt from Maryland's mandatory test requirements.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tightened the one-hour
standard for measuring emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) but left the
annual standard unchanged.
The Kansas State Legislature has introduced legislation that would
allow cities to enforce “nuisance abatement” procedures—often used to force removal of inoperable vehicles—by
notifying affected property owners by use of first-class mail instead
of certified mail (with a return receipt).
SEMA is supporting Iowa legislation to allow any antique motor vehicle
to be registered as a “limited-use” antique vehicle for an annual fee
SEMA-model legislation that would create a vehicle registration
classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for
special license plates for these vehicles was reintroduced in the New
SEMA is opposing a bill to provide that the noise from a motor vehicle
exhaust system that has been deemed “disturbing or unreasonably loud”
constitutes the crime of disturbing the peace. The bill has been introduced for
consideration in the West Virginia State Legislature.
A bill has been introduced in the West Virginia State Legislature to
provide owners of antique motor vehicles with an exemption from
taxation and fees.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a long-standing ban against direct spending on political advertising by corporations and unions.
SEMA is supporting legislation that would amend the state’s current law
governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure
driving one day per week. The legislation has been reintroduced in the New Jersey State