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Legislative News: WV Bill Would Make it a Criminal Offense to Use Certain Exhausts (& Other News)

Editor’s Note: OnAllCylinders is dedicated to keeping enthusiasts informed about legislation that could affect their hobby. We’ve created a semi-regular feature, “Legislative News,” to highlight important government bills and other legislation that could positively or negatively impact hot rodding, racing, or off-roading.

Legislation (H.B. 2535) that would make it a criminal offense to disturb the peace has been reintroduced in the West Virginia House. Included in the definition of disturbing the peace is the “noise from an exhaust system of any vehicle that is not equipped or constructed so as to prevent any disturbing or unreasonably loud noise.” Vehicle owners convicted of a violation would be fined up to $1,000 per occurrence, confined up to six months in jail or both.

Learn more about H.B. 2535 here.

Georgia Resolution to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement Approved

A Georgia Senate Resolution (S.R. 205) to urge the U.S. Congress to eliminate all requirements for the use of ethanol as a fuel for vehicles and equipment was approved by the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee. The bill will next be considered by the Rules Committee.

Learn more about S.R. 205 here.

West Virginia Bill Would Create Procedure for Obtaining a Title for Abandoned Vehicles

A West Virginia bill  (H.B. 2402) that would create a special procedure for a person in possession of an abandoned antique vehicle to apply for and receive title to the vehicle was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee. Under the bill, the Division of Motor Vehicles would search for the owner of the vehicle and provide notice that an application has been filed for title to the vehicle. Antique motor vehicles are those vehicles manufactured more than 25 years before the current date. The bill will next be considered by the House Judiciary Committee.

Learn more about H.B. 2402 here.

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  1. they must have all the goobers with the stacks running through the bed of their trucks that sound like crap.

    • John Shutz says:

      I was just thinking the same thing. Jimmy Bob and his dual stack “blowing coal” as they like to call it as their protest against people who don’t like to be subjected to the poisons emitted by burning coal. No worries, under Trump it’s now legal to contaminate creeks and rivers with coal runoff. When I say contaminate, I mean poison them, how ignorant is that. I wonder if Jimmy Bob would like it if he lived next to one of those creeks?

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