Colorado—Emissions Inspection: A bill has been introduced to extend the emissions inspection cycle from two years to four years for ’82-and-newer model-year vehicles. It has been referred to the Senate Transportation Committee.
Most political coverage centers on Washington D.C.; however, less visible decisions made in state capitols profoundly impact lives and businesses. Statehouses are especially critical for SEMA members, as many—perhaps most—specialty auto products are directly regulated at the state level.
A bill to allow for high-mobility multipurpose vehicles to be titled passed the House but died in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that allows for the attachment of a tow ball, bicycle rack, removable hitch or any other device designed to carry an object on the rear of a vehicle without violating the existing law that the rear license plate shall not be obstructed.
Gov. Hogan signed into law a bill to establish an off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail fund to maintain and construct trails for OHVs on land that is owned or leased by the Department of Natural Resources.
The Louisiana legislature passed a bill to allow for the registration and operation of military surplus motor vehicles.
SEMA-supported legislation (HR 5855) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would expand the current warning label required on gas pumps dispensing E15.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented SEMA with the President’s “E” Star Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Industry leaders stormed the halls of Congress to remind lawmakers of the cultural and economic importance of the automotive specialty-equipment industry and motorsports.