SEMA is opposing South Carolina legislation to increase biennial registration fees for motor vehicles. The bill would increase the registration fees for private passenger vehicles, excluding trucks, from $24 to $36 for persons under age 65.
SEMA-opposed legislation to increase property taxes paid by owners of antique motor vehicles died when the West Virginia legislature adjourned for the year.
Legislation to repeal the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the House of Representatives on a 77–39 vote.
SEMA has endorsed a proposal by Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) that would end a five-year debate on how to expand the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) base at Twentynine Palms, California.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has endorsed a proposal by Rep. Paul Cook that would end a five-year debate on how to expand the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) base at Twentynine Palms, California. Under the compromise, the Marines would have access to the adjoining Johnson Valley Off-Highway (OHV) Recreation Area for up to 42 days a year for training exercises but the OHV area would be otherwise preserved in perpetuity.
Nearly 2,000 exhibitors are confirmed to participate in the SEMA Show Priority Booth Selection Process taking place later this month. The number represents a six percent increase over the number of companies that participated in the process in 2012.
SEMA-supported legislation (HR 1459) has been introduced in the U.S.
Congress to require the president to complete an environmental review
under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before designating
more than 5,000 acres as a national monument.
Maryland legislation to require the issuance of a single motor vehicle
license plate died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
After being approved by the Joint Committee on Planning and Development
by a narrow 10–9 vote, legislation to increase the age requirement for
vehicles eligible for registration as “antique, rare or special-interest
motor vehicles” or “modified antique motor vehicles” will be considered
by the Connecticut House of Representatives in a vote by all members.