Legislation (H.B. 149) has been introduced in the Tennessee House of Representatives that would exempt historic military vehicles from the requirement to display license plates.
Legislation (H.B. 231) in New Mexico to require registration plates on the front and back of all motor vehicles passed the House Transportation, Public Works, and Capital Improvements Committee and now awaits consideration on the House Floor.
Legislation (H.B. 410) has been introduced in the Georgia House to conditionally allow for the installation and operation of bar-shaped auxiliary lighting on a motor vehicle when driving on public roads.
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.
Many politicians grow up dreaming of the day they will run for office. Their young adult lives are a series of tactical steps designed to build a narrative they can use as a springboard to get elected. U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) took a different path, growing a family business while competing in action-packed pursuits ranging from rock crawling to mixed martial arts. It’s no coincidence that he’s one of the most genuine and effective members of Congress, using his platform to make government a bit friendlier to small businesses and automotive enthusiasts.
Every business depends on predictable supply costs. When it comes to that basic entrepreneurial principle, 2018 was not a good year. The Trump administration imposed a series of tariffs with little warning. Those measures were intended to address unfair trade practices and encourage foreign nations to renegotiate trade pacts to remove or equalize duty rates. Unfortunately, it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. Make no mistake, SEMA supports equitable trade but questions the methods being employed to bring other countries to the bargaining table. The results to date have been modest when compared to the upheaval being caused in the marketplace.
Every business depends on predictable supply costs. When it comes to this basic entrepreneurial principle, 2018 was not a good year.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will no longer require companies with 250 or more employees to electronically submit OSHA Forms 300 and 301, which track employee injuries and illnesses at their establishments.
Legislation (H.B. 2369) was introduced in West Virginia allowing for the transfer of special license plates between collector vehicles if owned by the same individual.
Legislation (H.B. 52) has been introduced in Maryland to exempt vehicles driven under 5,000 miles annually from inspection and testing requirements.