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At AMCA we do not claim to be a lobbyist group, but we do have a responsibility to our members to make them aware of Government or Environmental issue that could affect our motorcycles or the roads we ride them on. You know, see something, say something.

In the bi-monthly newsletter, we have a column called Global Protection. It is for the use and enjoyment of our vehicles, and culture. From time to time we will repost articles of significance on this page. 

If you hear something that other members should be aware of, please pass along the information and we can hopefully post it here too. Members have expressed that they want to be informed. As an organization, we do follow on a regular bases and are members of several global think tanks and organizations whose main objective is protecting our rights as motorcycles. 

Some of those include but not limited to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Fédération International des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), Historic Vehicle Association (HVA), and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).


By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Legislation (L.D. 821/H.P. 587) has been introduced in the Maine State Legislature to allow vehicles at least 15 model years old to be exempt from needing a certificate of title or certificate of salvage to register the vehicle. Under current law, onlyvehicles model-year 1995 or older are exempt from titling requirements. The bills currently await consideration in the Joint Committee on Transportation. For more information, visit https://www.semasan.com/legislative-alerts/maine/maine-introduces-bills-further-exempt-older-vehicle
 
By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Legislation (S.B. 333) in West Virginia to exempt antique vehicles and classic cars from personal property taxes passed the Senate and now awaits consideration in the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee. In West Virginia, an antique vehicle is defined as a vehicle that is 25 years old and older and owned solely as a collector’s item. A classic car is defined as a vehicle that is 25 years old and older and registered annually as an everydayvehicle and used for general transportation. For more information, visit https://www.semasan.com/legislative-alerts/west-virginia/update-west-virginia-bill-exempt-antique-ve

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Legislation (S.B. 2338) in West Virginia to provide antique militaryvehicles an exemption from the requirement to displaylicense plates passed the House and is currently awaiting consideration in the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The bill creates an alternative registration insignia that does not interfere with the traditional military markings on the vehicle. For more information, visit https://www.semasan.com/legislative-alerts/west-virginia/update-west-virginia-bill-preserve-antique-







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Story by Allan Johnson AMCA Member #674
What's all the Noise About?  
When I was very young, riddles were all the rage for a time and one of the few I remember was “What noise annoys an oyster?” This was a great puzzle to me, since I knew that oysters had no ears, so how could they hear? The trick answer was, “A noisy noise annoys an oyster!”What's all the Noise About? When I was very young, riddles were all the rage for a time and one of the few I remember was “What noise annoys an oyster?” This was a great puzzle to me, since I knew that oysters had no ears, so how could they hear? The trick answer was, “A noisy noise annoys an oyster!”What's all the Noise About? When I was very young, riddles were all the rage for a time and one of the few I remember was “What noise annoys an oyster?” This was a great puzzle to me, since I knew that oysters had no ears, so how could they hear? The trick answer was, “A noisy noise annoys an oyster!” To see the full story, Archive Newsletters

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Story by by Bud Wilkerson
Own a Classic Bike? Better Check Your Tax Bill
Fellow member and contributor, Allan Johnson recently sent us the following story about taxes. Written by Ride-CT Publisher, Bud Wilkerson who frequently covers AMCA events. The topic was related to residents of Connecticut but worth passing along to all AMCA members to look into your county's property tax assessment. You could save money. See entire article on the https://ride-ct.com/classic-vehicle-assessment-in-ct-should-not-exceed-500/





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