The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have published comprehensive guidance to ensure cleanliness and safety as Americans reopen businesses, schools, homes and public spaces.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives introduced SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 2489) that would allow outdoor recreational activities, including motorsports, to resume immediately under certain conditions.
Replica Cars: SEMA and many other companies and organizations submitted comments on a proposed rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement the Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturers Act. The law allows small automakers to sell up to 325 turnkey replica vehicles that appear to have been produced at least 25 years ago. The 2015 law adopts the kit-car model, whereby the cars are regulated as equipment rather than current model-year vehicles. SEMA sued NHTSA in October 2019 for failure to issue a rulemaking within one year as required under the law. The agency responded to a court deadline by issuing the proposed rule. NHTSA is now reviewing public comments. Although there is no deadline, SEMA is urging NHTSA to issue a final rule by the summer of 2020 so that companies can begin producing and selling replica vehicles.
After weeks spent under stay-at-home orders designed to halt the spread of COVID-19, many states have taken the first steps toward loosening restrictions and reopening their economies.
U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) grew a family business while competing in action-packed pursuits ranging from rock crawling to mixed martial arts.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted exclusion requests for 108 List 3 products imported from China and subject to 25% tariffs.
SEMA and many SEMA-member companies joined the Americans for Free Trade (AFT) coalition in urging President Trump to provide relief to struggling U.S. companies by delaying the current collection of import duties and fees.
SEMA and 30 other national associations that comprise the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) are calling on the U.S. Congress to pass S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), a bill that is critically important to revitalizing America’s outdoor recreation industry.
SEMA-member companies looking to apply for the PPP loan should contact a bank where they have an existing relationship immediately, as strong demand for the loans is expected to exhaust the additional funding for the program next week.
U.S. Representative Bill Posey (R-FL) is a former racer, classic car owner and has been one of SEMA’s strongest allies in Congress since he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008.