Pro-Hobbyist Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Reintroduced in New York

Pro-Hobbyist Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Reintroduced in New York
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Pro-Hobbyist Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Reintroduced in New York SEMA model legislation (A.B. 3041) to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles has been reintroduced in the New York State Senate and Assembly.  The bill defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948.  Under the bill, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.  An identical bill has been introduced in the New York Senate (S.B. 1103)  We Urge You to Contact Members of the New York Assembly Transportation  Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for A.B. 3041 A.B. 3041 provides specific registration (one-time registration fee of $23) and titling classes for street rods...
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Florida Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline to be Considered on Fri., March 22

Florida Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline to be Considered on Fri., March 22
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Florida Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline to be Considered on Fri., March 22 Legislation (H.B. 4001) to repeal the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol will be considered by the Florida House Regulatory Affairs committee on Friday, March 22, 2013.  Currently, the Florida Renewable Fuels Standard requires that all gasoline sold or offered for sale by a terminal supplier, importer, blender or wholesaler in Florida contain 9-10 percent ethanol, or other alternative fuel, by volume. If You Have Not Done So Already, Please Contact Members of the House Regulatory Affairs Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 4001 H.B. 4001 recognizes that ethanol increases water formation which can then create formic acid and corrode metals, plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.  Current high performance specialty parts along with...
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Bill Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives to Stop Sale of E15 Gas Pending Scientific Analysis

Bill Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives to Stop Sale of E15 Gas Pending Scientific Analysis
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Bill Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives to Stop Sale of E15 Gas Pending Scientific Analysis SEMA-supported legislation (HR 875) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives directing the National Academies to conduct a scientific assessment on how gasoline blended with 15 to 20 percent ethanol (E15 and E20) may impact gasoline-powered engines, vehicles and related equipment.  The analysis would consider a variety of issues including tailpipe and evaporative emissions, impact on OBD systems, materials compatibility and fuel efficiency.  The National Academies would have 18 months to conduct its analysis, during which time sales of E15 blended gas would be halted.   HR 875 has been assigned to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for consideration.  The Committee passed a similar bill last year but no further action took place.  The U.S. Senate is currently considering another SEMA-supported bill ( S. 344 ) to ban sales of...
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Connecticut Bill to Increase Property Taxes on Antique/Rare/Special Interest Motor Vehicles to be Considered on Fri., March 1

Connecticut Bill to Increase Property Taxes on Antique/Rare/Special Interest Motor Vehicles to be Considered on Fri., March 1
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Connecticut Bill to Increase Property Taxes on Antique/Rare/Special Interest Motor Vehicles to be Considered on Fri., March 1   Legislation (H.B. 5102) to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles” or “modified antique motor vehicles” will be considered by the Joint Committee on Planning and Development on Friday, March 1, 2013.  Under the bill, vehicles seeking registration as antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles or as modified antique motor vehicles would be required to be at least 30 years old.  Currently, vehicles 20 years old or older are eligible for this status and special license plates.  For the purpose of property taxes, the bill also increases the maximum assessment of these vehicles from $500 to $2,500.        We Urge You to Contact Members of the Connecticut Joint Committee on Planning and Development(List Attached Below) Immediately to Request...
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