United States Congressman John Campbell took time from his busy schedule in January to meet with SEMA members at an event hosted by Hillbank Motor Corporation in Irvine, California.
Government Affairs News
Legislation that originally sought to prohibit public road use of a motor vehicle equipped to supply the engine with nitrous oxide was approved by the Mississippi Legislature and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.
California legislation (A.B. 1740) to eliminate the requirement that
specially constructed vehicle registrations be limited to only the
first 500 vehicles per year was not approved by the Transportation
Committee on March 22. However, a modified version of the bill will be
reconsidered by the committee on April 5, 2010.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) moved closer
to establishing a consumer information system to rate the fuel economy,
safety and durability characteristics of most replacement tires.
President Obama signed into law a $40 million investment in a U.S.
Small Business Administration (SBA) program that should spur $1.4
billion in small business loans.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate’s version of health
care legislation by a partisan vote of 219-212. President Obama signed
the bill mandating health care coverage for most Americans into law.
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation that would
create an exemption to allow companies to market collision repair parts
without infringing a design patent. A design patent covers the
ornamental design for an object having practical utility for a 14-year
California Assemblymember Tony Mendoza, born in South Central Los Angeles, is the second youngest of nine children. As a young man living in a single-parent home, he witnessed firsthand the struggles of working families and the opportunities that a good education provides. [Read More]
The U.S. Senate passed a SEMA-supported bill to extend various expiring
tax credits and deductions, including the Research and Development (R&D) Tax
Credit. The House of Representatives passed a different version of the
$140 billion bill last December.
SEMA-opposed legislation to provide that the noise from a motor-vehicle
exhaust system that has been deemed “disturbing or unreasonably loud”
constitutes the crime of disturbing the peace is dead for the year.