Whether you’re a business owner or an employee, it’s critical that you understand the requirements of the new health care reform law. Although the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate penalties have been delayed one year until 2015, other obligations impacting companies of all sizes and their workers will still take effect in 2013 and 2014.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposed rule to allow motorcycle license plates to be mounted at an angle of up to 30 degrees beyond vertical rather than the current 15-degree limit.
SEMA-supported legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles will be considered by the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee, Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) recently launched “Under the Hood,” an exclusive electronic newsletter available to all SEMA PAC-approved members.
Businesses and enthusiasts can visit the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) website to learn how to title and register hobby cars in each state, meet emissions standards and fight unfair inoperable vehicle storage rules at the local level. The SAN has now added to its resource arsenal a compilation of exhaust noise laws by state.
West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell has been named vice chairman of the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus. The Caucus is supported by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and is chaired by New York Assemblyman Bill Reilich.
The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Property Tax Assessment office is in the process of implementing a new system by which vehicle property taxes are processed (KAVIS). While the system has changed, the legal tax assessment has not been raised. The assessment remains as a percentage ($.25 per $100) of the valuation recorded in the NADA guide.
It is illegal to market a product that does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) or would take the vehicle or item of equipment out of compliance with the standard after it is installed. This requirement includes aftermarket head restraints that are outfitted with audio and video components.