And the news just keeps coming from MINIUSA:

As many of you may know, the position of the rear fog light on the 05 MINIs was determined to be illegal in CA and OR. However, successful lobbying has resulted in the CA legislature changing their opinion in this regard and the rear fog light will now be offered as a factory option in all states except for OR. 5AA-Rear Fog Light will be available immediately for only $100. We would ask that our dealers supplying cars to customers domiciled in OR refrain from ordering the foglight at this time.