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California Bill To Amend 2018 Exhaust Noise Law Signed by Governor

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SEMA-supported legislation (SB 112) that immediately restores “fix-it” tickets for cars suspected of violating the state’s exhaust noise limit and allows car owners 30 days to correct violations. SB 112 amends a 2018 law (AB 1824) that removed this ability and which generated significant concern within the specialty automotive aftermarket industry and enthusiast community.

TEN YOUNG VEHICLE BUILDERS WIN ENTRY INTO COVETED SEMA COMPETITION

SEMA officials concluded a nationwide tour in search of up-and-coming young vehicle builders, having selected nine winners to advance onto the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition at the 2019 SEMA Show, Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nev. Twenty-one young builders have also been selected to vie for a chance to win the final 10th spot as a SEMA Young Guns Regional Winner through a public fan vote that kicked off at www.semayoungguns.com on Sept. 14.SEMA officials concluded a nationwide tour in search of up-and-coming young vehicle builders, having selected nine winners to advance onto the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition at the 2019 SEMA Show, Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nev. Twenty-one young builders have also been selected to vie for a chance to win the final 10th spot as a SEMA Young Guns Regional Winner through a public fan vote that kicked off at www.semayoungguns.com on Sept. 14.

California Bill To Amend 2018 Exhaust Noise Passes Legislature

Thanks to the efforts of Assembly Members Tim Grayson (D-Concord), Tasha Boerner-Horvath (D-Oceanside), Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Phil Chen (R-Diamond Bar), Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), and enthusiasts throughout California, state lawmakers have approved SEMA-supported legislation (SB 112) that restores “fix-it” tickets for cars suspected of violating the state’s exhaust noise limit. Once signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom, SB 112 will take effect immediately.

SEMA SHOW OFFERS GREAT ALTERNATIVES TO PARKING

SEMA Showgoers are encouraged to use hotel shuttles and the Las Vegas Monorail to get to and from the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, as parking will be impacted by construction at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the event in early November. Free hotel shuttle service will be available to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center and more than 35 hotels, and discounted tickets are available to Showgoers for the Las Vegas Monorail, which will operate at extended hours during the week of the SEMA Show.

SEMA SEEKS YOUNG VEHICLE BUILDERS AT GOODGUYS WEST COAST NATIONALS

Applications for the SEMA Young Guns Regional Competition taking place at the 2019 Goodguys West Coast Nationals, presented by BASF, at the Alameda Fair Grounds in late August are available at www.semayoungguns.com . Vehicle builders age 27 and younger are invited to apply for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for two, transportation of the winner’s vehicle, a designated feature spot at the 2019 trade-only SEMA Show, and automatic entry into the 2019 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.

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