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Iowa Bill Seeks Registration Fee Reduction for Limited-Use Antiques

SEMA is supporting Iowa legislation to allow any antique motor vehicle to be registered as a “limited-use” antique vehicle for an annual fee of $5.

West Virginia Bill Would Exempt Antique Motor Vehicles From Taxes and Fees

A bill has been introduced in the West Virginia State Legislature to provide owners of antique motor vehicles with an exemption from taxation and fees.

Supreme Court Overturns Campaign Spending Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a long-standing ban against direct spending on political advertising by corporations and unions.

New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles

SEMA is supporting legislation that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week. The legislation has been reintroduced in the New Jersey State Assembly.

Pro-Hobbyist Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Re-emerges in New Jersey

SEMA-model legislation that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly.

West Virginia Proposes to Penalize Some Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

SEMA is opposing a bill to provide that the noise from a motor vehicle exhaust system that has been deemed “disturbing or unreasonably loud” constitutes the crime of disturbing the peace. The bill has been introduced for consideration in the West Virginia State Legislature.

SEMA Opposes Virginia Exhaust Noise Bill

Lawmakers introduce a bill to ban the sale of “any aftermarket exhaust system component” that would cause the vehicle to produce “excessive or unusual noise."

EPA Proposes Tougher Ozone Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a tougher standard for ground level ozone, the main ingredient in smog. Ozone forms when nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compound emissions from smokestacks, tailpipes and other sources combine in sunlight.

SEMA Supports Canada’s Proposed Lead Fuel Exemption for Competition Vehicles

SEMA is supporting a proposal issued by Environment Canada to indefinitely extend an exemption which permits the use of leaded gasoline in competition motor vehicles. The exemption has been renewed several times since it was first established in 1996, but was set to expire in 2010.

Exhibitor Warning: “Free” Listings in Some Show Guides Are Not Free

SEMA is alerting its members that a one-page form they may receive offering a "free" business directory listing is not free when you sign the form. Examples of these business directories include “World Business Guide,” “World Business Directory,” “Expo-Guide” and “The Fair Guide.” The guides are generally operated from Austria, Mexico, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain and other countries. SEMA recommends that you not complete these types of listing forms.
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