Several bills considered by the Massachusetts state legislature in 2018 failed to be approved prior to the adjournment of the session.
SEMA Government Affairs
Several bills considered by the New York State Legislature in 2018 failed to be approved by both chambers prior to the adjournment of the session.
Legislation (S.B. 331/H.B. 710) allowing for the titling of High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles as “historical motor vehicles” failed to be enacted as the legislature adjourned but may be carried-over for the 2019 legislative session.
The Internal Revenue Service has set the standard business-mileage deduction at 58 cents per mile for 2019.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has requested public comments on technologies available to assist in connecting vehicles to other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I) and pedestrians (V2P).
U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) became the first sitting U.S. Senator to visit the SEMA Show last week.
Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law a bill allowing for military surplus motor vehicles to be registered and operated on roads and highways in Louisiana.
Newfoundland and Labrador Minister Shery Gamin Walsh has again issued a proclamation designating July as Automotive Heritage Month in the Province.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) to create the Apple Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.
A bill was introduced in the Vermont state legislature to extend the emissions inspection exemption to vehicles that have not yet reached their fourth model year.