State Update

Date: May 14, 2019

As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with Stateside to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of state activity, see below. The StateLink portal is live for MEMA members can be accessed via this link. For more in-depth information in the interim, including bill text and legislative outlook, please contact Catherine Boland.

Aftermarket Parts

Oklahoma HB 1884 - Aftermarket Parts

Sponsor: Representative Scott Fetgatter (R)

Summary for 04/09/2019 Version:
This measure extends the tax credit for vehicle manufacturing companies.

This measure expands eligibility for a tax credit for vehicle manufacturing companies and their employees by making the credit available to qualifying automotive parts companies and their employees. The measure further expands eligibility for the credit by including companies engaged in manufacturing buses or truck-tractors. 
4/9/2019 Version

Status:
04/24/2019: Passed Senate
 

Oklahoma HB 1884 - Aftermarket Parts

Sponsor: Representative Scott Fetgatter (R)

Summary for 04/09/2019 Version:
This measure extends the tax credit for vehicle manufacturing companies.

This measure expands eligibility for a tax credit for vehicle manufacturing companies and their employees by making the credit available to qualifying automotive parts companies and their employees. The measure further expands eligibility for the credit by including companies engaged in manufacturing buses or truck-tractors. 
4/9/2019 Version

Status:
05/08/2019: House concurrence

 

Tennessee HB 536 - Aftermarket Parts

Sponsor: Representative Sam Whitson (R)

Summary Version 02/04:

This measure relates to the Department of Safety conducting a study regarding malfunctioning airbags.        



This measure more specifically as introduced, requests department of safety to conduct a study on the number of motor vehicle accidents reported to the department during the previous four calendar years that resulted in serious bodily injury or property damage exceeding $1,000 and involved a malfunctioning airbag or other restraint system component.

2/4/2019 Version

Status:
04/30/2019: Signed by Governor
 

 

Autonomous Vehicles

Iowa SF 302 - Autonomous Vehicles

Sponsor: Committee on Transportation

Summary of 4/16/2019 Version:
This bill relates to automated driving systems (ADS).

The measure authorizes a driverless-capable vehicle  to operate on the public highways without a conventional  human driver physically present in the vehicle if the vehicle meets certain conditions.

Firstly, the vehicle must be capable of achieving a minimal risk condition if a malfunction of the ADS occurs that renders the ADS unable to perform any dynamic driving task within the ADS’s intended operational design domain, if any.

Secondly, while in driverless operation,  the vehicle must be capable of operating in compliance with the applicable traffic and motor vehicle safety laws and regulations of this state that govern the performance of dynamic driving tasks, unless an exemption has been granted to the vehicle by the department of transportation (DOT).

Thirdly, the vehicle must be certified by the vehicle’s manufacturer to be in compliance with all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards, except to the extent an exemption has been granted for the vehicle under applicable federal law or by the  national highway traffic safety administration.

The bill provides that the operation of the vehicle must be capable of performing all dynamic driving tasks within the ADS’s operational design on the public highways, while a conventional human driver is present in the vehicle shall be lawful.

Such operation is subject to the provisions of Code chapter 321, including the requirement that the conventional human driver possess a valid driver’s license. The conventional human driver must operate the system-equipped vehicle according to the manufacturer’s requirements and specifications, and must regain manual control of the vehicle when prompted by the ADS.

The bill provides that the motor vehicle laws of this state shall not be construed to require a conventional human driver to operate a driverless-capable vehicle that is being operated by an ADS. The ADS, while engaged, is deemed to fulfill any physical acts required of a conventional human driver to perform dynamic driving tasks.

The bill requires, before a system-equipped  vehicle is allowed to operate on the public highways, that the owner submit to the DOT proof of financial liability coverage for the vehicle in a manner and form determined by the DOT.

The bill authorizes a person to operate  an on-demand driverless-capable vehicle network. An on-demand driverless-capable vehicle network may be used to facilitate the transportation of persons or goods, including transportation for hire and public transportation. An on-demand driverless-capable vehicle network may connect passengers to driverless-capable vehicles either exclusively or as part of a digital network that also connects passengers to conventional human drivers who provide transportation services  in vehicles that are not driverless-capable vehicles.

4/16/2019 Version

Status:
05/06/2019: Signed by the Governor

 

Maine LD 844 - Autonomous Vehicles

Sponsor: Sherman Hutchins (R)

Summary:
This measure bans autonomous commercial vehicles. 

This bill prohibits the operation of a commercial motor vehicle that does not have a driver in the vehicle.

2/14/2019 Version

Status:
05/09/2019: Hearing scheduled

 

Emissions/Climate Change

California AB 1362 - Emissions/Climate Change

Sponsor: Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell (D)

Summary for 5/1/2019 Version:
This measure states that it would require the commission to ensure that local government entities have full access to accurate information on the short- and long-term costs, benefits, and risks associated with the implementation of a community choice aggregation program.

Specifically, this measure states the commission will establish a centralized clearinghouse of load-serving entities’ residential electric rate tariffs and programs to enable customers and local governments to compare rates, services, environmental attributes, and other offerings. This information shall be available and easily accessible on both the commission’s and the load-serving entities’ internet websites.  Pursuant to subdivision (a), each load-serving entity shall make available to the commission all information about its residential electric rate tariffs and programs.

The commission will ensure that local government entities have full access to accurate information on the short- and long-term costs, benefits, and risks associated with the implementation of a community choice aggregation program. This section does not limit the authority of the commission to require that any marketing against a community choice aggregation plan shall be conducted by an affiliate of the electrical corporation, or to require that marketing against a community choice aggregator not be conducted by a marketing division of the electrical corporation, subject to affiliate transaction rules to be developed by the commission.


5/1/2019 Version

Status:
05/16/2019: Hearing Scheduled
 

New York AB 7534 - Emissions/Climate Change

Sponsor: Assemblymember Al Stirpe (D)

Summary for 05/09/2019 Version:
This measure increases the certificates of registration for entities that manufacture or assemble zero emissions vehicles while offering repair services to those vehicles throughout the state.

This measure provides that the Commissioner may issue and renew a certificate of registration to a  franchisor, manufacturer, distributor, distributor branch or factory branch or to any subsidiary, affiliate or controlled entity; provided, however, that such franchisor, manufacturer, distributor, distributor branch or factory branch, or any subsidiary, affiliate or controlled entity thereof:

(A) Held a certificate of registration as on March 26, 2014, 

(B) Is a manufacturer that manufactures or assembles exclusively zero  emission vehicles, or is a subsidiary, affiliate, or controlled entity of such a manufacture, and 

(C) holds no more than twenty certificates of registration at any one time.

Any franchisor, manufacturer, distributor, distributor branch  or factory branch, or any subsidiary, affiliate or controlled entity thereof that obtains a new certificate of registration on and after the effective date of this measure must offer repair service to repair any zero emissions vehicles sold or leased by said franchisor, manufacturer, distributor, distributor branch or any factory branch, or any subsidiary, affiliate or controlled entity thereof. 

5/9/2019 Version

Status:
05/09/2019: Introduced; referred to Assembly Transportation Committee

 

 

Vehicle Inspections

Rhode Island HB 5391 - Vehicle Inspections

Sponsor: Representative Deborah Fellela (D)

Summary for 02/14/2019 Version:
This measure requires timely inspections of newly purchased vehicles.

This measure requires any new motor vehicle be inspected within five years from the date of purchase. If the  vehicle is sold within the five year period, the new owner is required to obtain an inspection sticker prior to the expiration of the five year period. 

2/14/2019 Version

Status:
05/02/2019: Hearing held
 

Hawaii SB 446 - Vehicle Inspections

Sponsor: Senator Russell Ruderman (D)

Summary for 1/28/19 Version:
This measure amends existing vehicle inspection laws for newer vehicles. 

This bill requires a two-year motor vehicle inspection safety check for vehicles ten years of age or newer and doubles the inspection fee for the two-year vehicle inspection safety check. Vehicles older than two years will still require a yearly inspection. 

1/18/2019 Version

Status:
05/02/2019: Carried over to 2020 session
 

Hawaii HB 145 - Vehicle Inspections

Sponsor: Representative Richard Creagan (D)

Summary for 1/17/19 Version:
This measure decreases the required frequency for vehicle inspections. 

In this bill, no vehicle shall require inspection until two years after the date on which the vehicle was first sold. Any vehicle with a model year six years of age or newer shall be certified every twenty-four months; and any vehicle with a model year older than six years of age shall be certified every twelve months.

 

 

1/17/2019 Version

Status:
05/02/2019: Carried over to 2020 session 5/2/2019

 

California SB 210 - Vehicle Inspections

Sponsor: Senator Connie Leyva (D)

Summary for 03/25/2019 Version:
This measure authorizes the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program.

This measure creates a program for the inspection of alternative heavy-duty motor vehicles. This measure would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to confirm that heavy-duty vehicles are compliant with the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program before registration or transfer of ownership.

This bill would also prohibit the operation of a heavy-duty vehicle in a manner resulting in the escape of visible smoke, except during active regeneration.
3/25/2019 Version

Status:
04/23/2019: Hearing held; reported from committee; referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

Louisiana HB 546 - Vehicle Inspections

Sponsor: Representative Lawrence Bagley (R)

Summary for 03/29/2019 Version:
This measure eliminates the requirement for certain vehicles to have an inspection sticker.

More specifically, this measure authorizes certain law enforcement agencies to issue citations for motor vehicles that are unsafe or not equipped. This measure states that it only requires commercial vehicles and student transportation vehicles have  an inspection sticker. This measure eliminates the requirement of assembled vehicles to have an inspection sticker. 

3/29/2019 Version

Status:
05/13/2019: Hearing scheduled

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