SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 14, April 8, 2010

Mississippi Bill Designating Permissible Use of Nitrous Oxide Signed Into Law

 

  Mississippi State Capitol
  Mississippi legislators accepted a SEMA-negotiated compromise allowing off-highway use of nitrous oxide.

Working with Mississippi lawmakers and the Mississippi State Troopers Association, SEMA successfully negotiated a compromise on legislation that originally threatened to prohibit public road use of all motor vehicles equipped to supply the engine with nitrous oxide. The bill was signed into law by Governor Haley Barbour.

Originally written as an outright ban, the new law allows for the installation of nitrous systems as long as the feed lines are disconnected or the canisters are removed while the vehicle is being operated on a public road.

The SEMA amendment better protects public road safety while ensuring legitimate off-road uses of nitrous-oxide systems.

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

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