RPM Act reintroduced to Congress

The RPM Act was recently reintroduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The RPM Act of 2017 protects Americans’ right to modify street cars and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, along with industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete. The “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act”...


Update on the Rhode Island Year of Manufacture Plate Bill

UPDATE: Rhode Island bill to require state to issue year of manufacture license plates Introduced     In 2014, legislation to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year of manufacture plates for antique vehicles was enacted into law.  This year, a bill (H.B. 5068) has been introduced to require that the state issue...


Montana single license plate bill considered on January 23rd

Montana Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Certain Motor Vehicles to be Considered on Monday, January 23, 2017     Montana legislation (H.B. 213) to provide for the issuance of a single rear mounted license plate for motor vehicles that were originally equipped without a bracket, device or other means to display and secure a...


Vermont bill to provide single plate for pleasure cars introduced

Vermont legislation (H. 16) was introduced to provide that motor vehicles registered as pleasure cars may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle. Under Vermont law “pleasure cars” are defined as most all power propelled vehicles, except for many work vehicles including farm tractors, vehicles running only upon stationary rails...


Historic motor vehicles single plate bill introduced

New York legislation (S.B. 832) was introduced to provide that a historical motor vehicle which was not manufactured with a license plate display area on the front of the vehicle may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle. The bill will be considered by the Senate Transportation Committee.   You Can Shape...


SEMA’s new RPM Act letter urges Congressional action

SEMA has drafted a new letter urging action on the RPM Act. The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is urging its membership and racing enthusiasts everywhere to send the new letter to federal elected officials today. Even if you have previously sent a letter, your voice is needed once again to ask for immediate congressional...


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...


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...


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.