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

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 and...
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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   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 Their...
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Florida Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline

Florida Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Legislation (H.B. 4001) to repeal the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol is being considered in the Florida House.  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. We Urge You to Contact Members of the Florida 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 pre-model year 2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion.   H.B. 4001 recognizes that the life...
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Texas Considers Taxing Cars for Miles Traveled

Texas Considers Taxing Cars for Miles Traveled Legislation (H.B. 1309) to impose a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on state motorists has been introduced in Texas.  Under the bill, the amount of the VMT tax would vary by vehicle type. Vehicles weighing 10,000 lbs or less would be taxed at a rate of 1 cent per mile, vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs at 1.25 cents per mile and electric vehicles at .75 cents per mile.  The tax would be offset by a motor fuels tax credit which would be determined using the vehicle’s VMT and fuel economy data such that as fuel economy goes up, the credit decreases to ensure vehicles paying less in fuel taxes get a smaller  credit and pay more in VMT.  The actual VMT would be measured using an annual odometer inspection.   We Urge You to Contact the House Ways and Means CommitteeMembers (List Below) Immediately...
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