The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has until February 17 to issue a report on whether imported automobiles and auto parts pose a threat to U.S. national security.
SEMA Government Affairs
Legislation (H.B. 263/S.B. 283) has been introduced in Tennessee to allow antique vehicles to be driven up to 5,000 miles per year for general transportation.
Legislation (S.B. 333) has been introduced in West Virginia to exempt vehicles 25 years old and older from personal property taxes.
Legislation (H.B. 52) has been introduced in Maryland to exempt vehicles driven under 5,000 miles annually from inspection and testing requirements.
Legislation (H.B. 2657) has been introduced in West Virginia to allow for the registration of “military surplus vehicles.”
Legislation (H.B. 31) that eases the process of registering a “street rod” in Delaware was passed by the state’s House of Representatives.
California Assembly members Jim Frazier and Tim Grayson introduced SEMA-supported legislation (A.B. 390) to repeal a 2018 law (A.B. 1824) that amended how California law enforcement officials issue citations for exhaust noise violations.
Legislation (S.B. 5417) has been introduced in Washington to allow for the registration of “military surplus vehicles.”
With November’s midterm election now behind us, the American people have once again shifted the balance of power in a different direction. Although 2016 proved to be one of the most contentious U.S. elections in recent memory, the resulting legislative landscape over the past two years has generally been helpful to the automotive specialty-equipment market and the enthusiasts who support it.
A federal district court judge upheld a lower court ruling issued last September that rejected a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) plan to add 137 miles of off-road vehicle trails in central Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest.