SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 1, January 5, 2012

SEMA Keeps You Current on Legislative Proposals in the U.S./Canada

 

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With the new year comes new legislative initiatives across the United States and Canada to be closely tracked and analyzed by SEMA’s government affairs office. Every year association staff screens thousands of bills and identifies hundreds that may be of interest to member companies and enthusiasts. The most pressing of these bills result in Action Alerts being shot out to members and highlighted in SEMA News and the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) monthly publication, Driving Force.

SEMA has expanded this bill-tracking effort into an online compilation provided on the SAN website, www.semasan.com. Along the top menu bar of the SAN website you will find ‘LEGISLATION’.  Select ‘State’ and then choose the state of interest to view a list of pending legislation. 


Some of the bills listed on the site will never progress past introduction; others will go on to become the laws of tomorrow. The time period following a bill’s introduction is critical to its success or failure. It is at this time, immediately following introduction, that the SAN aims to inform members and enthusiasts and encourage their participation in the legislative process through e-mails and phone calls to state representatives. Such correspondence has a proven and direct impact on the decisions of legislators.



We encourage you to visit www.semasan.com. The information on this site will provide you with the tools you need to help affect real change, protect the industry and hobby from detrimental state laws, and proactively support favorable ones. If you are not yet a member of the SAN, we encourage you to join and remain active with our efforts. 

Joining the SAN is a simple process. Most importantly, it’s FREE and carries no obligations.  

Contact Greg Dooley at gregd@sema.org if you have any questions. He would be happy to provide you with any bill’s full text, current status and committee information.