Collector Car Appreciation Day will be here sooner than you think! The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is maintaining and publicizing a list of scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile.
As part of a broad effort to achieve comprehensive tax reform, the draft
“Tax Reform Act of 2013” has been released by the House Ways and Means
Committee to simplify the tax code for small businesses and spur job
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have introduced
SEMA-supported legislation to reopen Cape Hatteras National Seashore to
off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has analyzed
real-world crash data to determine if LED stop lamps and center
high-mounted stop lamps are more beneficial than incandescent lamps at
preventing rear-impact collisions.
Legislation to disallow the use of year-of-manufacture license plates after July 1, 2013, has been introduced in Connecticut.
SEMA is supporting legislation to approve a regulation allowing off-road
vehicles to operate on trails included in the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation
Area. These trails are currently restricted to ATVs, dune buggy-type
vehicles (referred to as "utility terrain vehicles" or "UTVs") and
SEMA-opposed legislation to impose a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on
state motorists has been introduced in Texas. Under the bill, the
amount of the VMT tax would vary by vehicle type.
Legislation to repeal the requirement that retail dealers, nonretail
dealers or wholesale dealers of gasoline sell only gasoline blended with
a specified percentage of ethanol has been introduced in Oregon.
West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell has introduced a concurrent
resolution urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke
its decision to allow the sale of gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15) until
there is clear and convincing scientific evidence that El5 does not pose
a risk to any gasoline-powered vehicle or equipment.