It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. If you’ve ever been to San Antonio, Texas, in the summer, you know it’s not uncommon for the mercury to push the triple digits.
SEMA Government Affairs
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to renew more than 50 tax breaks for businesses and individuals that expired at the end of 2013.
Legislation requiring a vehicle emissions inspection facility, at the request of the owner of a vehicle that has failed an on-board diagnostics test, to immediately conduct an exhaust emissions test of the vehicle at no cost to the owner was not approved by the House Environmental Matters Committee.
Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Vehicle Association of British Columbia (SVABC), the province of British Columbia issued a proclamation designating July 12, 2014 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the province.
Legislation that sought to allow Virginia’s antique vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems was held over to the 2015 legislative session by the Senate Transportation Committee.
Legislation has been introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives to annually designate the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the second weekend in July as "Louisiana Collector Car Appreciation" weekend.
Legislation to exempt collectible vehicles of any age from emissions testing was approved by the Washington State Senate.
Legislation to exempt historic military vehicles from the requirement that they display a license plate unless the vehicle was originally manufactured with lighting and mounting provisions for a plate was signed into law by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
The Obama Administration has extended for a second time a requirement that health care policies meet minimum levels of coverage.
The laws and regulations that govern how SEMA members do business have a continuous impact on the way automotive specialty-equipment products are made, distributed and marketed.