Government Affairs

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Tell Congress What Matters Most to You!


Pursuing a pro-growth manufacturing and job-creation agenda, creating access to small business loans and credit, finding affordable health insurance options for employees, countering burdensome vehicle equipment regulations, preventing higher ethanol content in gasoline and combating counterfeit products.  These are just a few of the political issues facing SEMA members during this critical election year.

Texas DMV Issues Proposed Regulations to Correct Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Policy

In comments to a proposal issued by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, SEMA commended the agency for removing provisions in the regulations that were in conflict with a 2011 law to provide for the titling of street rods and custom vehicles. Currently, the state does not allow the titling of vehicles that do not have "a body, motor and frame manufactured by a motor vehicle manufacturer."

Wisconsin Bill to Ease Restrictions on Collector Cars and Historic Military Vehicles Signed Into Law

Legislation to allow minor modifications to collector vehicles, exempt former military vehicles, historic military vehicles, and collector vehicles from importer certification label requirements, and expand rights for historic military vehicle owners was signed into law by Governor Scott Walker.

SEMA Praises Congressional Action to Save Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) strongly supports a provision to end a six-year clash over access to 189,000 acres of Southern California desert between the military and off-highway vehicle (OHV) users. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a solution to create a dedicated OHV recreation area and provide land for training to the United States Marine Corps. The Senate is set to ratify the measure next week. The bill will then be signed by the President to become law.

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