Legislation to repeal the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the House of Representatives on a 77–39 vote.
SEMA Action Network (SAN)
SEMA has endorsed a proposal by Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) that would end a five-year debate on how to expand the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) base at Twentynine Palms, California.
SEMA-supported legislation (HR 1459) has been introduced in the U.S.
Congress to require the president to complete an environmental review
under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before designating
more than 5,000 acres as a national monument.
After being approved by the Joint Committee on Planning and Development
by a narrow 10–9 vote, legislation to increase the age requirement for
vehicles eligible for registration as “antique, rare or special-interest
motor vehicles” or “modified antique motor vehicles” will be considered
by the Connecticut House of Representatives in a vote by all members.
SEMA-supported legislation to extend the new car emissions inspection
exemption from four to seven model years has been introduced in the
A bill has been amended in the California Senate to authorize the Bureau
of Automotive Repair (BAR) to provide other forms of financial
assistance to an owner to retire a motor vehicle.
In cooperation with Wisconsin's collector vehicle community, legislation
has been introduced in the Wisconsin Senate to allow minor
modifications to collector vehicles, exempt former military vehicles,
historic military vehicles and collector vehicles from importer
certification label requirements, and expand rights for historic
military vehicle owners.
SEMA is opposing two pieces of Idaho legislation to increase annual
registration fees for motor vehicles having a gross weight of 8,000 lbs.
or less. The fee increase would vary depending on the age of the
The SEMA Action Network (SAN)-opposed legislation that would have
increased annual registration fees for motor vehicles weighing 8,000
lbs. or less died when the Idaho Legislature adjourned for the year.
Legislation to require the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to
provide, for one year, a specially designed vintage reproduction
registration plate to qualifying vehicle owners was approved by both the
Maryland Senate and House and sent to the governor for his signature
and enactment into law.
Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of
Canada, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell E. Dexter issued a proclamation
designating July 2013 as “Automotive Heritage Month” in the province.