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Tennessee Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles From Emissions Tests Approved by House and Senate; Sent to Governor

Legislation to exempt vehicles more than 25 years old from the state’s annual emissions-inspection and maintenance program was passed by the Tennessee House and Senate.

Texas Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Approved by House Transportation Committee; Moves Next to Full House

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 approved by the Texas House Transportation Committee.

Arizona Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles from Emissions Inspection Signed Into Law

Legislation to exempt all vehicles manufactured in the 1974 model year and earlier from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection program was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

President Signs 1099 Repeal into Law; SEMA-Supported Measure Eliminates Costly Small-Business Reporting Burden

After Congress acted last week to repeal the costly 1099 reporting requirement included in last year’s health care law, President Obama today signed the legislation into law. SEMA congratulates Congress and the President for acting to eliminate this burdensome requirement. Through this bipartisan agreement, small-business owners can continue to focus on economic growth and revitalization.

Washington State Enacts SEMA Street Rod/Custom Vehicle Bill Into Law

SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles was signed into law by Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire.

President Signs 1099 Repeal Into Law

After Congress acted last week to repeal the costly 1099 reporting requirement included in last year's health care law, President Obama today signed the legislation into law.  SEMA congratulates Congress and the President for acting to eliminate this burdensome requirement. Through this bipartisan agreement, small business owners can continue to focus on economic growth and revitalization.

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North Carolina Bill to Inform Consumers of Ethanol Content in Gasoline Signed into Law

Legislation requiring ethanol content labels on all pumps that dispense ethanol-blended gasoline has been signed into law by North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue. The new law requires these labels to indicate that the gasoline contains 10% or less ethanol or greater than 10% ethanol.

SEMA Publishes Comprehensive Guide to Federal Regulation of Aftermarket Parts

SEMA’s Government Affairs Office has compiled a comprehensive guide on how motor-vehicle parts are regulated by the federal government, which can be viewed at www.sema.org/fedregs. It is a must-read document for every SEMA member. 

California Bill to Require Small-Business Representative on Air Resources Board Approved by Committee; Moves to Full Assembly

Legislation that would give small-business owners a voice on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) was approved unanimously by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.

Nevada Bill to Exempt Hobby Cars from Emissions Tests Approved by Assembly; Sent to Senate

SEMA-supported legislation to provide that classic vehicles and classic rods would be exempted from emissions inspections if owners pay a one-time $6 fee and submit a certification that their vehicle will not be driven more than 5,000 miles per year was passed by the Nevada Assembly.
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