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SEMA Show Seminar Highlights Patent Law: Your Automotive Products in a Changing World

New laws are changing the way patents should be pursued, and how you should view the patents of others.

Pennsylvania Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Approved by House; Moves to Senate

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by an overwhelming margin in the House of Representatives and will now be sent to the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee for consideration.

EPA Tightens Ozone Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is lowering the ozone pollution standard limit to 70 parts per billion (ppb) from the current 75 ppb standard.

Congressional Bill Would Protect and Expand Off-Roading Interests in the California Desert

SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to preserve 300,000 acres of the California desert for off-roading and expand OHV recreation areas by more than 60,000 acres. 

Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Affordable Health Coverage for Small Business

The U.S. Congress passed legislation to relieve employers with 51 to 100 employees from additional burdens under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Law & Order

Pennsylvania Ethanol: A legislative proposal to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved on a 23–3 vote by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. The state currently requires that “all gasoline sold or offered for sale to ultimate consumers in this Commonwealth must contain at least 10% cellulosic ethanol by volume….” After a stop in the Appropriations Committee, the bill will be considered in a vote by all members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

SEMA News—October 2015


SEMA Show Seminar: The SEMA Way to Emissions-Legal Products

After all the hard work of developing innovative new performance products, how do you legally get them into the market?

“Ask an Expert:” Schedule a Free One-on-One Meeting With an Intellectual Property, Tax Credit or Antitrust Expert

SEMA members have a unique opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one meeting with an expert on intellectual property rights (patent, trademarks, copyrights), tax credits or antitrust laws.

Transition to Chip Card Payment System to Shift Liability Onto Merchants

In October 2015, the major credit card companies will shift liability for fraud onto merchants that do not make the switch from payment terminals that read magnetic strips to terminals equipped with electronic chip-reading technology.
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