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California Year-of-Manufacture Bill signed into law

Legislation (S.B. 1429) to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of 1980 or older model-year vehicles was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  Previous law only authorized owners of vehicles that are of a 1969 or older model-year or owners of a commercial vehicle or pickup truck that is...

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Good news from California

California Bill to Expand Vehicle Retirement Program Fails Senate Committee Passage Legislation (A.B. 1965) to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light and medium-duty trucks was not approved by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. The bill had previously been approved...

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N.H. emissions bill a win for the hobby

  New Hampshire legislation (H.B. 351) to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles from emissions control requirements has been signed into law by Gov, Maggie Hassan. Under previous  law, only vehicles 20 or more years old were exempt.  The new law becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2017.

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‘Collector Vehicle Appreciation Day’ approved in Wisconsin

WISCONSIN — Wisconsin Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR 79) to annually designate the second Friday in July as “Collector Vehicle Appreciation Day” in the state was recently approved by the legislature. Six years ago, in an effort to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society, the SEMA Action...

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SEMA SAN Strike Force victory in Wisconsin

SEMA Action Network (SAN) – Wisconsin’s Paul Underwood explains that he was “sort of dragged into the whole ‘old car scene’ by misfortune. I bought ’em to use ’em.” Growing up on a farm in Mt. Horeb, the idea of owning a hobby vehicle seemed pretty remote in a family where vehicles were merely practical...

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Collector Car Appreciation Day – July 8, 2016

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated on July 8, 2016. The date will mark the seventh consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. A brief recap...

New Jersey bill would expand use of historic vehicles

New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles SEMA Action Network legislative update: Legislation (A.B. 2199) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week has been reintroduced in the New Jersey State Assembly.  Under current New Jersey law,...