Earmarks’ Return to Capitol Hill


Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by Gerd Altmann & Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay  As DMGS noted previously, earmarks are making a return in the 117th Congress after a decade-long moratorium. Democrats in both chambers and House Republicans allowed their members to request earmarks, renamed “community project funding.” Leaders of both parties required their members to limit [...]

Earmarks’ Return to Capitol Hill2021-06-10T21:07:49-04:00

Autonomous Vehicle Legislation: State Updates


Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by Julien Tromeur from Pixabay  Autonomous vehicles have automated driving systems that allow for self-driving, with little or no human input.  While fully automated vehicles are not readily available at this point, lawmakers are already taking action with a myriad of autonomous vehicle legislation.  As we have seen with E-Bikes, drones, [...]

Autonomous Vehicle Legislation: State Updates2023-09-11T00:36:19-04:00

2021 Speed Safety Camera Legislation


Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by PublicDomainPictures, Clker-Free-Vector-Images, & A life without animals is not worth living from Pixabay  According to the NHTSA, speeding killed 9,378 people in the United States in 2018.  Speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities in the same year.  States and municipalities have increasingly looked at [...]

2021 Speed Safety Camera Legislation2023-05-16T10:25:45-04:00

E-Bike Legislation: Regulating Electric Bicycles


Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by David Mark & Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay  The sale of electric bicycles—or e-bikes—is expected to grow from 3.7 million in 2019 to 17 million by 2030, with potentially 10 million e-bikes sold by 2024.  As with any emerging technology and devices (see our UAV legislation article), government regulation has not been [...]

E-Bike Legislation: Regulating Electric Bicycles2023-09-11T01:31:05-04:00

The 2020 CR: What’s Inside


H.R. 8337 would extend government funding through December 11, 2020, averting a government shutdown that would otherwise begin October 1.  The continuing resolution (CR) would generally extend fiscal 2020 funding levels while including some “anomalies” that would adjust the amount available to agencies or extend authorities.  The measure reflects an agreement between Democrats and Republicans [...]

The 2020 CR: What’s Inside2020-09-30T12:00:23-04:00
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