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More Good News for Motorized Recreation in the Sage Grouse Battles

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language that prohibits until 2025 the Interior Department from making a decision on whether to list the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Legislation Advances in U.S. House to Combat Patent Trolls

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade Subcommittee passed legislation targeting “patent trolls” that defraud unsuspecting businesses by falsely asserting patent rights.

Off-Roaders Welcome Decision to Remove Sage Grouse Species From Endangered List

The U.S. Department of Interior’s decision not to place the bi-state sage grouse on the Endangered Species list is welcome news to off-road enthusiasts.

Maryland Bill to Allow Single License Plate for Hobby Cars Goes to Governor

Compromise legislation to allow the issuance of only a single license plate to historic vehicles and street rods was approved by the House and Senate and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Maryland Bills to Increase Age Requirement for Historic Vehicle Dies as Legislature Adjourns

SEMA-opposed legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

SEMA Website: New Resources to Help Your Small Business Thrive

SEMA has assembled links to dozens of federal and state government websites that address a wide variety of small-businesses issues.

California Bill to Ease “Made in U.S.A.” Labeling Criteria Approved by Committee; Goes to Assembly Floor

A bill to amend the California law governing “Made in U.S.A.” labeling was approved by an assembly committee and is now on the floor of the assembly for a vote by all members.

California Legislation to Require Additional Labeling Requirements on Some Automotive Products to Be Considered April 21, 2015

Legislation in the California legislature to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to include all ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturers’ website will be considered by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. 

Idaho Bill to Increase Registration Fees Approved by Legislature; Moves to Governor

Under an agreement reached by the House and Senate, legislation that threatened to increase annual registration fees by $25 for all motor vehicles was reduced to $21 and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

New Hampshire Bill to Include Older Trucks as Antiques Approved by Senate; Moves to Governor

Legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “Antique Motor Vehicles” was approved by the full New Hampshire Senate.
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