The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) sent its report to President Trump on whether imported automobiles and auto parts pose a threat to U.S. national security.
SEMA Government Affairs
Legislation (A.B. 476) has been reintroduced in the New York Assembly to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for “street rods” and “custom vehicles.” This bill is based on SEMA model legislation.
Legislation (H.B. 207) has been introduced in the Utah House of Representatives to require the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for all motor vehicles.
Legislation (S.B. 293) has been introduced in the Oklahoma Senate to allow for the titling of High-Mobility Multipurpose Vehicles (HUMVEE or HMMWV).
Legislation (H.B. 6973) has been introduced in the Connecticut House of Representatives to exempt vehicles without a designated place and mounting hardware from having to display a front license plate.
Legislation (A.B. 210) has been introduced in the California Assembly to exempt motor vehicles prior to the 1983 model year from the state’s emissions inspection requirement.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to create a commission that would recommend ways to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Route 66, which was commissioned in 1926 as the first all-paved U.S. highway.
At the request of SEMA and the SEMA Action Network (SAN), a resolution (H. Res. 108) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize July 12, 2019, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).
SEMA-supported legislation (H.R. 1024) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would expand the current warning label required on gas pumps dispensing E15 (gasoline that’s 15% ethanol).
The Internal Revenue Service issued a regulation to provide guidance for pass-through business owners when taking a 20% deduction under Section 199a of the 2017 tax overhaul law.