The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) intends to require automakers to install a seat belt reminder system for rear designated seating positions in new passenger vehicles.
Government Affairs News
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SEMA-supported legislation (SB 112) that immediately restores “fix-it” tickets for cars suspected of violating the state’s exhaust noise limit and allows car owners 30 days to correct violations.
The California Coastal Commission voted to make no changes to a permit that allows off-highway vehicle (OHV) use at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Area. The commission voted against a prohibition on night riding, additional fencing to restrict OHV use, eliminating unlimited OHV use on holidays, and increased enforcement efforts focused on vehicle use and speed limit. The commission also voted down a proposal to provide year-round protection to a 300-acre endangered species area (which is currently protected on a seasonal basis) and future closures for the purpose of dust control.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has processed some requests for exclusions from the 25% tariffs imposed on List 1, List 2 and List 3 imports from China.
For the second consecutive year, federal government statistics demonstrated that outdoor recreation is a key driver of the national economy and communities around the country.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued final regulations to raise the cap from $23,660 to $35,568 a year for management, administrative and professional employees who are exempt from receiving overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation (AB 5) designed to curb businesses’ use of independent contractors.
Legislation (S.B. 179) has been introduced in Ohio to require license plates on the front and rear of all motor vehicles.
Once signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom, SB 112 will take effect immediately.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to revoke a waiver issued previously to California to set greenhouse gas emissions rules that are tougher than federal standards.