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.
Law & Order
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. Trade Representative (USTR) will accept exclusion requests for “List 3” products imported from China, beginning June 30 and ending September 30, 2019.
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. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a proposed rule that would allow countervailing duties to be imposed on countries that undervalue their currency relative to the U.S. dollar.
Legislation (H.B. 1755) introduced in Texas to create a specific registration and titling class for assembled vehicles—including kit cars and dune buggies, and former military vehicles—passed the legislature and now moves to Governor Greg Abbott for approval.
Legislation (S.B. 356) introduced in Nevada to allow for the titling and registration of retired military vehicles passed the legislature and now moves to Governor Steve Sisolak for approval.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on the removal of unnecessary regulatory barriers to the safe introduction of vehicles with automated driving systems (ADS) in the United States.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to expand retirement savings programs by a margin of 417 to 3.
House and Senate resolutions (H.C.R. 42 & S.C.R. 108) advocating for the construction of a new racetrack facility on the island of Oahu failed to pass before Hawaii’s legislature adjourned for 2019.