The U.S. Trade Representative has extended from June 1 to June 15 the 10% tariff rate for “List 3” products shipped from China before the tariffs were raised to 25% on May 10.
Law & Order
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rulemaking to allow gas stations around the country to sell E15 year-round.
Legislation (H.B. 2149/S.B. 805) that would have required the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for all passenger cars and light trucks failed to pass before the Texas legislature adjourned for 2019.
Legislation (S.B. 242) that would have allowed historic vehicles to be issued license plates without an annual mileage restriction failed to pass before Missouri’s legislature adjourned for 2019.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law legislation (S.B. 356) that will allow for the titling and registration of retired military vehicles.
Legislation (L.B. 38) to require the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for all motor vehicles failed to pass before the Nebraska legislature adjourned for 2019.
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.
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.
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.
President Trump could impose the tariffs if current trade negotiations between the United States and China are unsuccessful.