Category: NCGA

Emissions Inspections Exempt 20-Year-Old Vehicles

January 26th, 2020 by

On Dec. 1, 2019, North Carolina’s Vehicle inspections requirement began exempting vehicles 20 years old from obtaining a yearly emissions test in the 22 counties in which testing is required. For example, a 1999 model year vehicle is exempt from obtaining an emissions inspection as of Dec. 1, 2019. The following year, a 2000 model […]

State Legislative Update

August 11th, 2019 by

State Legislative Update California – Assembly Bill 142 | This bill would increase the amount of the manufacturer lead-acid battery fee to $2, and enable the fee to continue indefinitely while providing funds for consumer education. Position: Neutral Status: The bill passed the Assembly as well as the Senate Environmental Quality and Appropriations Committees. Massachusetts – […]

State Legislative Overview

April 2nd, 2018 by

New State Laws Hawaii Senate Bill 2243 (Motor Vehicle Insurance) would prohibit insurers from charging additional fees for repairs made with original equipment (OE) manufacturer parts if the vehicle manufacturer recommends OE parts. This bill was heard before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health, and amended to include several problematic restrictions including: […]

Legislative Report by David Ferrell

July 14th, 2017 by

The legislature adjourned the 2017 “long” session at 2:00 a.m. Friday morning, wrapping up an approximate 6-month session that began in late January. A press release from the Senate said it was the “second quickest” long session adjournment since 1973. This week the House and Senate worked long days and late into the evenings in […]