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U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Support Off-Road Recreation in Johnson Valley, California

The U.S. House of Representatives amended the annual defense strategy bill to include a requirement that the United States Marines issue a report that considers alternative ways to share the “Johnson Valley” off-highway (OHV) recreation area in southern California without taking ownership rights to the land. The land has been managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for decades.

EPA Phasing Out Gas Pump Vapor Recovery Nozzles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is phasing-out a rule that certain gasoline stations install vapor-recovery nozzles on gas pumps. The pollution-control devices have been required since 1994 in about 40 ozone non-attainment areas across the country.

Connecticut Bill to Restrict Access to Antique Vehicle Registration and Increase Fees Again Dies as Session Ends

SEMA-opposed legislation that threatened to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles” died when the Connecticut Legislature adjourned for the year, suffering the same fate as an identical bill last year.

2012 SEMA Washington Rally Brings Industry Concerns to Capitol Hill

More than 70 SEMA members met with their U.S. Representatives and Senators as part of the May 9 Washington Rally, providing a valuable opportunity to urge members of Congress to pursue a pro-growth manufacturing and job creation agenda.

National Collector Car Appreciation Day

Date: 
Jul 13 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm
State: 
Nationwide
The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The SAN is again working to secure a congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.
National Collector Car Appreciation Day  

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the third co

SAN Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 13th as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 452 (S. Res. 452) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) designating July 13, 2012 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day." The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

 

SAN SECURES U.S. SENATE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING JULY 13th AS "COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY"

Lawmakers Acknowledge Importance of Collection and Restoration of Collector Cars

U.S. Customs Has New Tool to Identify Counterfeit Products

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is now authorized to share information with intellectual property right (IPR) holders for the limited purpose of determining whether certain goods bear counterfeit marks. These changes provide a pre-seizure procedure for disclosing information to the right holders who have recorded their trademarks with CBP and are now suspected of being victims of counterfeiting.

Hawaii Approves Resolutions Recognizing “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

Two resolutions have been approved by the Hawaii State Legislature recognizing July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” Earlier this year, SEMA designated this date to mark the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. SEMA is again working to secure a U.S. Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.

Effort to Exempt Pre-1981 Vehicles From California’s Emissions Inspection Requirement Dropped for the Year

Legislation (S.B. 1224) to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions inspection requirement will not be reconsidered by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee after failing its initial vote.

Court Places Hold on Rule That Companies Must Display 'Employee Rights' Poster

A U.S. District Court has temporarily postponed a rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) instructing employers to display a 11x17-in. poster informing workers of their right to unionize and bargain collectively.
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