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California Enacts Legislation to Ease “Made in U.S.A.” Labeling Criteria

Governor Brown signed into law legislation amending how California enforces “Made in U.S.A.” labels.

Have You Registered a Patent or Trademark? Your Competition Has…

Protecting the intellectual property rights (IPR) of its members is a top SEMA priority.

Washington State Patrol to Retain Existing Bumper/Windshield Standards

Responding to comments submitted by SEMA to a proposed motor-vehicle equipment rule, the Washington State Patrol opted to retain the current maximum bumper height for passenger vehicles and the minimum height requirement for windshields.

California Bill to Ease “Made in U.S.A.” Labeling Criteria Goes to Governor

Legislation to amend the California law governing “Made in U.S.A.” labeling has been passed by the state legislature and sent to Governor Brown for his signature and enactment into law.

U.S. Congressional Bill Would Spur Sales of Turn-Key Replica Cars/Specialty Parts

SEMA is working with Congress to pass legislation that would allow companies to manufacture up to 500 turn-key replica vehicles annually for customers nationwide.

OSHA Seeks Lower Exposure Limits for Beryllium

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed significantly lower exposure limits for beryllium and related compounds.

EPA Seeks to Limit New Uses of Trichloroethylene

When used as a metal degreasing solvent, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified some potential health risks of Trichloroethylene and would prefer voluntarily limiting its exposure or switching to alternative chemicals.

U.S. Senate Passes Business-Friendly E-Warranty Legislation

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to allow manufacturers to meet warranty and labeling requirements for consumer products by providing warranty information online.

Chemical Used in Antifreeze Listed Under Prop. 65; Automotive Cleaning Product Chemical Proposed for Listing

Effective June 19, 2015, ethylene glycol is now listed as a regulated chemical under Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

Oregon Bills to Eliminate Ethanol/Create Mandatory Miles Traveled Tax Die as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in Oregon contain a percentage of ethanol died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
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