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Michigan Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles Approved by Committee; Moves to Vote by All House Members

SEMA-supported legislation to amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their unlimited use as “exhibition” vehicles the entire month of August was passed by the Michigan House Transportation Committee.

Bill to Penalize Some Aftermarket Exhaust Systems Dies as Vermont Legislature Adjourns

A SEMA-opposed bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level above the level emitted by the originally installed system died when the Vermont State Legislature adjourned for the year.

Pennsylvania Bill Seeks to Extend Emissions Inspection Waiver for Newer Cars

Legislation has been introduced in Pennsylvania to extend the emissions inspection exemption to vehicles never before registered in the state or any other jurisdiction for 10 years from the date of original registration.

Michigan Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles Approved by Senate

SEMA-supported legislation (S.B. 1146) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their unlimited use as “exhibition” vehicles the entire month of August each year was passed by the Michigan State Senate.

SEMA Model Exhaust Noise Bill Muffled in Hawaii

SEMA-model legislation that would have allowed vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket modified exhaust systems that meet an objective noise limit died when the Hawaii State Legislature adjourned for the year.

Colorado Legislature Declines to Extend Emissions Inspection Waiver for Newer Cars

A SEMA-supported Colorado bill that originally sought to extend the emissions inspection exemption to vehicles that are eight model years old and newer died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Hawaii Bill to Restrict Aftermarket Car Audio Equipment Fails to Pass as Legislature Adjourns   

Legislation to ban the installation, ownership or use of any car with aftermarket speakers more than 6.5 in. in height or depth, any five-speaker aftermarket system, any aftermarket speaker more than 100 watts and any aftermarket speaker installed external to the passenger compartment or in an open hatch back was deferred from consideration in 2011.

Bill to Restrict Consumer Information on Ethanol Content in Gasoline Dies in Nebraska

Persuaded by the opposition of SEMA, Nebraska legislation to remove labeling requirements on pumps dispensing ethanol-blended gasoline was “indefinitely postponed” in 2011.

Join Us For SEMA’s Collector Car Appreciation Day Celebration

Date: 
Jul 12 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
SEMA Headquarters
City: 
Diamond Bar
State: 
CA
You're invited to help celebrate "Collector Car Appreciation Day" at SEMA Headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, on July 12!

Join Us For SEMA’s Collector Car Appreciation Day Barbeque

 

Study Finds Newer Vehicle Engines Could Be Damaged by E15 Fuel

A two-year study conducted by the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) concludes that at least 5 million newer vehicles on the road today could be threatened with engine damage from gasoline that contains 15% or 20% ethanol (E15/E20).
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