We’ve all heard the saying, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” While there’s a good bit of truth to it, representing the interests of the automotive specialty aftermarket is a team effort. SEMA members and staff work together to build relationships with lawmakers in Washington and across the country, amplifying the industry’s voice.
Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is a California law that gives consumers and their attorneys the ability to sue businesses that do not include warning labels on products containing chemicals associated with cancer and birth defects.
California Labeling: A bill was approved by the Senate and referred to the Assembly to require cleaning-product manufacturers to disclose all ingredients and “contaminants of concern” on the product label and the manufacturer’s website.
Legislation to remove the requirement that a motor vehicle must display a registration plate on the front of the motor vehicle died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
A bill that sought to include motor-vehicle tires that contain zinc oxide for evaluation as potential priority products under the Green Chemistry program was gutted and replaced with unrelated legislation.
SEMA has announced that its Proposition 65 Resources webpage is now live.
Check out Tire Review’s article highlighting the bill, and learn what you can do to support the RPM Act this summer.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke intends to create a Recreation Advisory Committee to help expand public-private partnerships on America’s public lands.
Legislation (H.B. 502) to exempt antique motor vehicles from state and local taxes was not considered by the House Ways and Means Committee before the legislature adjourned for the year.