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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.

No Duties to Be Imposed Despite Unfairly-Priced Steel Wheels From China

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 6–0 that American industry was not being injured or threatened with injury from certain steel wheels from China that are being sold at less than fair value in the United States.

NHTSA Proposes Brake-Throttle Override System to Prevent Unintended Acceleration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposal to require the installation of a brake-throttle override (BTO) system on all new passenger cars and light trucks.

Pennsylvania Bill to Provide for Year-of-Manufacture Plates Signed Into Law

SEMA-supported legislation to provide vehicle owners the option of using vintage, original model-year license plates on antique and classic vehicles was signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett.

California Bill to Exempt Pre-1981 Vehicles From Smog Check Fails Committee Vote; Granted Reconsideration

California legislation to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions inspection requirement has been granted reconsideration after failing to be approved by a Senate Transportation and Housing Committee vote.

NHTSA Amends Rule Covering Platform Lifts for Motor Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revised the platform lift standards—Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 403 and 404. The rules are intended to prevent injuries when lifting a person seated in a wheelchair or scooter or standing passengers who may be aided by a cane or walker.
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