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Federal Legislation Would Prevent Over-Regulation of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROV)

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 999; S 1040) has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate directing the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to study requirements proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

Senate Explores Endangered Species Act Reform

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is considering several bills to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

OSHA Updates Labels for Hazardous Chemicals

The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its hazardous chemical labeling requirements by adopting the international Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

Senate Version of California Bill to Ease “Made in U.S.A.” Labeling Criteria to Be Considered on May 12, 2015

The Senate version of a bill to amend the California law governing “Made in U.S.A.” labeling will be considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

California Legislation to Require Additional Labeling Requirements on Some Automotive Products Amended

Legislation to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to post ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website was approved by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on an 8–6 vote.

Maryland Bill to Allow Single License Plate for Hobby Cars Signed Into Law

Compromise legislation to allow the issuance of only a single license plate to historic vehicles and street rods was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan.

Hawaii Bill to Eliminate Ethanol in Gasoline Favorably Amended by Conference Committee

Legislation to repeal the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by a conference committee comprised of members from the House and Senate.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Hosts Free Webinar May 21 on How to Secure Legal Representation for Patent Filings

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is presenting a free webinar May 21, 2015, to identify resources to help applicants secure legal representation and assistance with patent filings.

North Dakota Bill Regarding Vehicle Modifications Signed Into Law

A bill that originally sought to increase the population of vehicles prohibited from modifying the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was heavily amended, approved by the North Dakota State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jack Dalrymple.
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