The Maryland House of Representatives withdrew from consideration SEMA-opposed legislation (H.B. 1258) to impose an emissions-inspection requirement on historic vehicles less than 40 years old.
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The Kansas House of Representatives passed SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 2528) to redefine vehicles eligible to be registered as antique.
The Minnesota legislature introduced SEMA-opposed legislation (A.B. 3256) to increase the standard biofuel blend in gasoline to 15% ethanol.
SEMA-opposed legislation (H.B. 2373/S.B. 6156) in Washington that would have significantly restricted eligibility of collector vehicles and horseless carriages failed to pass as the legislature adjourned for the year.
An appreciation for the automotive hobby began early for former U.S. Representative David Valadao (R-CA).
Assembly Member Timothy Grayson (D) was elected to serve in the California Assembly in November 2016 as the representative of the 14th District, which encompasses portions of Contra Costa and Solano Counties.
The Missouri Senate introduced SEMA-supported legislation (S.B. 887) allowing all vehicles 25 years old and older to display year of manufacture (YOM) license plates.
The Louisiana House of Representatives introduced SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 166) to create a “classic black” special prestige license plate, which would be available for display on all vehicles.
The Michigan Senate passed a group of SEMA-supported bills (S.B. 344-346) allowing for the titling and registration of military surplus and historic military surplus vehicles.
Legislation (S.B. 506) has been introduced in West Virginia to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation.