The Legislative Year In Review

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 [email protected] 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

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