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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."

Congress Advances Legislation to Make Research & Development Tax Credit Permanent

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation to renew the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit, which expired at the end of 2014.

Tentative Deal in Place at West Coast Ports

A dispute between dockworkers and employers has been tentatively resolved after federal involvement pushed the two sides to reach an agreement.

Congressional Legislation Would Limit President’s Power to Designate National Monuments

SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to curtail the President’s power to unilaterally designate national monuments.

Federal Legislation Would Pump the Brakes on CPSC’s Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Rule

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 999) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives directing the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on the handling requirements for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Kentucky Bill to Assess Older Cars for Property Tax Approved by House; Moves to Senate

Legislation to put in place a new valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky House and now moves to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.

New Hampshire Bill to Include Older Trucks as Antiques Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

A bill to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible antique motor vehicles was approved by the House Transportation Committee and has been sent to the full House for a vote by all members.

Pennsylvania Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Pennsylvania House.

Virginia Bills to Exempt Some Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions Approved by Legislature; Move to Governor

Identical 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 as standard factory equipment was approved by the Virginia House and Senate.
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