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Virginia Reintroduces Bills to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Exhaust System Restrictions

Virginia Senate legislation to exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment was reintroduced.

SEMA Urges Federal Agency to Support Industry Standard for Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

SEMA urged the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to set aside efforts to establish a mandatory safety standard for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) in favor of an industry standard developed in consultation with the CPSC over the past five years.

Make Your Voice Heard in 2015 by Becoming SEMA PAC Approved

SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) helps you keep pace by supporting the Congressional car guys and gals who have our industry’s back.

Michigan Bill to Require Front and Rear License Plates Dies

Michigan legislation, opposed by SEMA, that would have required the issuance of two license plates for motor vehicles died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Ohio 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.

Federal Labor Board Okays Employee Emails to Discuss Workplace Issues

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that employees may use their company e-mail accounts to discuss workplace issues, including union organization.

U.S. Congress Passing Legislation to Protect Off-Highway Vehicle Access

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which directs how defense monies are to be spent in 2015.

EPA Proposes Stricter Limits on Ozone Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to lower the ozone pollution standard limits to between 65 and 70 parts per billion rather than the current 75 parts per billion.

Low-Interest Loans Available to Support Production of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles and Equipment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is making low-interest loans available to companies producing fuel-efficient vehicles and the equipment that achieves efficiency gains.

Feds Pursue Safety Standard for Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

SEMA is opposing an effort by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish a recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) safety standard rather than rely on an industry standard issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
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