The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has concluded that it is technologically possible to provide tire identification number (TIN) data in an electronic format for all tires. The findings are included in a Congressional study required under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The electronically readable data would be a marking or tag within or on the tire sidewall. The TIN could then be captured and transmitted electronically using a handheld scanning tool.
Government Affairs News
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation that would dedicate much-needed funding to address the more than $16 billion maintenance backlog on America’s public lands.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will accept exclusion requests for “List 3” products imported from China, beginning June 30 and ending September 30, 2019.
On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its South Dakota v. Wayfair decision allowing states to require sales-tax collection based on a company’s volume of sales. One year later, most states are pursuing this option.
The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed legislation to create a commission that would recommend ways to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Route 66, which was commissioned in 1926 as the first all-paved U.S. highway.
Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 12.
President Trump could impose the tariffs if current trade negotiations between the United States and China are unsuccessful.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 1755) creating a specific registration and titling class for former military vehicles and assembled vehicles, including kit cars and dune buggies.
Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 31) easing the process of registering a street rod by favorably changing the existing age and equipment requirements.
Legislation (S.B. 293/H.B. 1851) to allow the titling of HUMVEES (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles or HMMWV) failed to pass before the Oklahoma legislature adjourned for 2019.