The Legislative Year In Review

by: John R. Paul

December 23, 2011

How much did the government interfere under the hood and in the garage in 2011?  Very little.  But it wasn’t for lack of trying.  Check out the issues that mattered to the HVA and its members in 2011.
   
Ethanol, emissions, usage restrictions, and higher registration fees: these were some of the hot legal matters concerning historic vehicle enthusiasts this past year.  Thankfully, due to the coordinated and strategic efforts of hundreds of clubs and collectors, all of the anti-hobby bills were defeated and we even managed to gain ground in a few states.

Check out the 2011 Year In Review presentation* of the most important legislative issues and the many victories won for historic vehicle enthusiasts across the country.

Looking Ahead

No doubt, the coming year will see the HVA’s legislative team following many of these same key issues: ethanol, emissions, registration, etc. The only bright side is that, being an election year, legislators will not likely be as busy on issues that don’t ensure a buzz of positive headlines.

As a member of the HVA, or simply as someone interested in protecting the interest of historic vehicles and their owners, you can always stay up to date on the latest legislation news via our interactive legislation map. Click here to check it out. If you ever have questions and/or concerns regarding legislation in your area, please direct them to the HVA’s legislative department at legislative@historicvehicle.org or post an alert on the HVA’s Facebook page.

*If you do not have PowerPoint, click a link below to download the appropriate version of the viewer.                                                       Windows: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6  Mac: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3583

Comments

  1. clark creswell south eastern, ct

    Let's do all we can to rollback and/or prevent all legislation, which does not foster a positive effect on The Historic Vehicle Enthusiasts and their vehicles!

  2. F Meek Rocky Mountains, USA

    Let's get rid of ethanol for the good of the environment as well as our historic vehicles.

  3. F Meek Rocky Mountains, USA

    Let's get rid of ethanol for the good of the environment as well as our historic vehicles.

  4. Harvey Grodjesk Houston Tx

    Ehtanol has a negative BTU value when all energy input is consisdered. Also, the excessive growing of corn for fuel is causing farners not to rotate crops and helping to develop insect resistant to pesticides and corn more prone to infestations.

  5. Seven The forum is a brighter place thnaks to your posts. Thanks!

    The forum is a brighter place thnaks to your posts. Thanks!

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