Legislation (H.B. 5391) has been introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives to extend inspection exemptions to motor vehicles for their first five model years.
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A version of SEMA model legislation (H.B. 39) to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Legislation (S.F. 179) in Minnesota to aid the registration of certain decommissioned military vehicles as standard motor vehicles passed the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division and now awaits consideration on the Senate Floor.
Legislation (L.D. 821/H.P. 587) has been introduced in the Maine State Legislature to allow vehicles at least 15 model years old to be exempt from needing a certificate of title or certificate of salvage to register the vehicle.
Legislation (L.D. 822/H.P. 596) has been introduced in Maine to prohibit the sale of motor fuel with greater than 10% ethanol.
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a comprehensive public lands bill that packaged over 100 public lands, natural resources, and water bills into a single measure.
President Trump has delayed a scheduled increase in tariffs on certain Chinese products, noting that U.S. and Chinese negotiators had made substantial progress in resolving trade disputes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has withdrawn a proposed rule to require event data recorders (EDR) in all new cars and trucks since they are already being voluntarily installed by automakers in nearly all light-duty vehicles.
Legislation (S.B. 242) has been introduced in the Missouri Senate that would allow historic vehicles to be issued license plates without an annual mileage restriction.
Legislation (A. 4906) has been introduced that would require a biennial safety inspection instead of an annual inspection for antique, classic and collector vehicles.