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Lawmakers Who Support the Industry

Did you know that some lawmakers are big fans of collector cars, vehicle exhibitions and auto racing? Many of these U.S. representatives and senators have joined the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. Likewise, state lawmakers have joined the companion State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus.

SEMA News—August 2012

LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS

Lawmakers Who Support the Industry

 

SEMA Establishes Legislative and Regulatory Priorities for 2012–2013

Priority Issues: State Accelerated Vehicle Scrappage: SEMA opposes scrappage proposals. Where proposals can’t be defeated, SEMA seeks to amend them to protect collector vehicles, focus on gross polluters, use measured emissions values, allow parts recycling and include repair/upgrade alternatives. Scrappage programs accelerate natural vehicle retirement by allowing for the purchase of older cars, which are then typically crushed into blocks of scrap metal.

SEMA News—August 2012

LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS

SEMA Establishes Legislative and Regulatory Priorities for 2012–2013

Priority Issues: State

 

Protecting Your Industry, Your Voice and Your Future

Let’s be honest. Politics is something we all love to hate. However, over time and based on experiences with government on the local, state and federal levels, I have become educated to the fact that relationships built with government officials are vital to our industry’s continued existence.

SEMA News—August 2012

LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS
By Doug Evans

Protecting Your Industry, Your Voice and Your Future

An Election-Year Call to Action

2012 Washington Rally Brings Industry Concerns to Capitol Hill

More than 70 SEMA members met with their U.S. representatives and senators as part of the Washington Rally, providing a valuable opportunity to urge members of Congress to pursue a pro-growth manufacturing and job-creation agenda. Specific topics included support for the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act, which would create a separate system for regulating companies that produce limited quantities of specialty cars, and the ongoing need to address spiraling health care costs. Other issues of concern included support for comprehensive tax reform, ensuring small-business access to capital, preventing the sale of E15 ethanol and protecting reasonable access to federal lands for the off-road community.

SEMA News—August 2012

LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS

Law and Order

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

SEMA News—July 2012

Legislative AND Technical Affairs
By Steve McDonald

Law and Order

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

SEMA News—June 2012

LEGISLATIVE & TECHNICAL AFFAIRS
By Steve McDonald

Law and Order

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

SEMA News—May 2012

LEGISLATIVE & TECHNICAL AFFAIRS
By Steve McDonald

Washington Enacts Law to Exempt Restoration and Custom Shops From Written Estimate Requirement

A SEMA-supported bill to exempt restoration and custom shops from the requirement that they provide written estimates for the repair of any vehicle that qualifies for a “horseless carriage” or “collector vehicle” license plate or is a “parts car,” “street rod” or “custom vehicle” was signed into law by Governor Chris Gregoire. Effective January 1, 2013, the new law will allow restoration and custom shops to bill at least every two weeks on a time-and-materials basis.

SEMA News—May 2012

Legislative & Technical Affairs
By Steve McDonald

Washington Enacts Law to Exempt Restoration and Custom Shops From Written Estimate Requirement

SEMA Member Takes Active Role in Legislative Process

Law and Order

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

SEMA News—April 2012

LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS
By Steve McDonald

Law and Order

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

Law and Order

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

SEMA News—March 2012

LEGISLATIVE and TECHNICAL AFFAIRS
By Steve McDonald

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