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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."

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.

SEMA PAC Releases Honor Roll

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.

Congress Considers Vehicle Safety Reforms While Extending Short-Term Highway Bill

President Obama signed into law a bill to continue current federal highway spending through the end of October. It marks the 34th short-term extension since 2009.

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

Legislation 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.

Michigan Bill Increases First Registration Fees by $100

Legislation to increase the initial registration and transfer registration tax by $100 was introduced.

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.
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