The Kansas House of Representatives passed SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 2528) to redefine vehicles eligible to be registered as antique.
The Maryland House of Representatives withdrew from consideration SEMA-opposed legislation (H.B. 1258) to impose an emissions-inspection requirement on historic vehicles less than 40 years old.
Former U.S. Representative Jason Lewis (R-MN) served the south Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, where he was involved in the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus.
The New Jersey General Assembly introduced SEMA-supported legislation (A.B. 3256) to allow historic vehicles to be used for pleasure driving one day per week.
The Missouri Senate introduced SEMA-supported legislation (S.B. 887) allowing all vehicles 25 years old and older to display year of manufacture (YOM) license plates.
The Louisiana House of Representatives introduced SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 166) to create a “classic black” special prestige license plate, which would be available for display on all vehicles.
The Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision overturned its 1992 Quill decision, which required a business to have a physical presence before it could be compelled to collect sales tax.
SEMA sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last October for failure to meet a 2016 deadline to issue a regulation to implement the replica car law. In December, NHTSA responded to a federal court of appeals deadline by issuing a proposed rule. SEMA and industry members have urged the agency to quickly finalize the rule, which will allow companies to produce and sell turnkey replica cars. Under the law, low-volume automakers may sell up to 325 cars each year that resemble production vehicles manufactured at least 25 years ago. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board have issued guidelines and regulations covering the engine packages to be installed in these replica vehicles.
Nobody likes moving. You carefully pack everything you own—and some items you didn’t realize you owned—and trust that they will survive the journey to their new home intact. It’s one of the more tiring and stressful endeavors in the human experience. Now imagine relocating your business across the country in the matter of just a few weeks. That’s exactly what the team at Hotchkis Sport Suspension did over the summer of 2019. Fortunately for them, their local elected officials were eager to welcome them with open arms.
The Michigan Senate passed a group of SEMA-supported bills (S.B. 344-346) allowing for the titling and registration of military surplus and historic military surplus vehicles.