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SEMA Urges President Obama to Oppose Vehicle Scrappage Programs

SEMA expresses continued commitment to work with President and Congress toward rebuilding U.S. auto industry, while continuing to oppose “cash for clunkers."

SEMA Responds to President Obama

SEMA applauds efforts to stimulate new car sales, but continues to oppose tying vouchers to vehicle scrappage programs, known as "cash for clunkers."

U.S. Congress Moves to Renew Expired Tax Credits

Since the U.S. House of Representatives will likely not tackle comprehensive tax reform in 2014, lawmakers have begun drafting legislation to extend a variety of yearly tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013.

Wisconsin Bill to Provide for Single License Plate Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to require that motor vehicles display only a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Wisconsin Bill to Allow Display of Historical Plates on Classic Cars Signed Into Law

A bill to allow the display, on collector vehicles manufactured before 1979, of one or two historical registration plates from or representing the model year of the vehicle was signed into law by Governor Scott Walker.

Rhode Island Introduces Bill to Allow Year of Manufacture License Plates

Legislation to authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year of manufacture plates for antique vehicles was introduced.

Amended Ohio Headlamps Bill Signed Into Law

A bill that originally required headlights on motor vehicles to display a “white light” without defining the term was signed into law by Governor John Kasich.

Kansas Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill Dies as Legislature Adjourns

SEMA-opposed legislation that would have provided counties with the authority to remove from private property motor vehicles deemed to be a “nuisance” died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Colorado Bill to Protect Collector Cars from Salvage Brand Goes to Governor

Legislation that originally repealed the six-year limitation for applying a salvage brand to a motor vehicle whose cost of being repaired exceeded its value was approved by the House and Senate and now goes to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Louisiana Bill to Recognize “Collector Car Appreciation” Weekend Approved by House; Moves to Senate

Legislation to annually designate the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the second weekend in July as "Louisiana Collector Car Appreciation" weekend was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
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