A provision in Ohio’s 2019 transportation budget bill, which allows for the display of only a single, rear-mounted license plate, went into effect on July 1, 2020.
The presidential election is just a few months away and the balance of power in Congress and state capitols is up for grabs. Now is the time for the specialty automotive aftermarket to mobilize and make our voices heard. Although SEMA’s next Washington Rally will be in May 2021, it is still possible to meet your elected officials in their local districts this year. SEMA government affairs staff can help you forge a relationship with the men and women who make decisions that impact the industry by inviting an elected official to tour your business or arranging a community meeting with your lawmaker.
Wisconsin—Collector and Hobbyist Vehicles: SEMA-opposed legislation in Wisconsin to restrict eligibility and raise fees for collector and hobbyist vehicle registrations failed to pass the Assembly prior to a required legislative deadline. Currently, those vehicles must be more than 20 years old, and owners are required to pay twice the normal registration fee. If passed, the bill would have further limited each designation to vehicles 30 years old and older, expanded seasonal use restrictions, and increased the registration fees to three times the normal rate. In Wisconsin, a collector vehicle is defined as being at least 20 years old, preserved because of historical significance, and having had no body alterations. Vehicles eligible for hobbyist plates include street modifieds, replica vehicles, reconstructed vehicles and homemade vehicles.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on Monday that the state will advance to phase four of his Restore Illinois plan on June 26.
Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 10.
More than $120 billion is still available for lending.
Companies that received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan may now be eligible to request forgiveness for at least eight weeks of payroll costs, rent and other bills.
The U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), a bill that is critically important to revitalizing America’s outdoor recreation industry.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued updated business guidance allowing outdoor recreation facilities, including motorsports, to resume operation in the state.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule that provides drivers with additional flexibility in complying with its hours-of-service regulations.