The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that will now allow states to require internet retailers to collect sales taxes even when they have no physical presence in the state.
Government Affairs News
Rhode Island currently has four pending bills that would provide courtesy plates for automotive hobbyists.
The Michigan legislature passed several bills to create a more collaborative regulatory process at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
President Trump has directed the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to investigate whether imported automobiles and auto parts pose a threat to America’s national security.
President Trump directed the U.S. government to impose 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports.
SEMA cautioned President Trump and the U.S. Congress that tariffs imposed by the U.S. government are harming American companies, workers and consumers.
Several bills introduced in Minnesota in 2018 failed to be approved by the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.
A bill to allow for the registration of a “military surplus vehicle” as a “historic vehicle” has been introduced and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee.
A bill to extend the length of the motor-vehicle emissions inspection cycle for ’82-and-newer model years from every two years to every four years died as the legislature adjourned.
Several bills introduced in Hawaii in 2018 failed to pass both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.
Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 13.
Colorado—Emissions Inspection: A bill has been introduced to extend the emissions inspection cycle from two years to four years for ’82-and-newer model-year vehicles. It has been referred to the Senate Transportation Committee.
Most political coverage centers on Washington D.C.; however, less visible decisions made in state capitols profoundly impact lives and businesses. Statehouses are especially critical for SEMA members, as many—perhaps most—specialty auto products are directly regulated at the state level.
A bill to allow for high-mobility multipurpose vehicles to be titled passed the House but died in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that allows for the attachment of a tow ball, bicycle rack, removable hitch or any other device designed to carry an object on the rear of a vehicle without violating the existing law that the rear license plate shall not be obstructed.
Gov. Hogan signed into law a bill to establish an off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail fund to maintain and construct trails for OHVs on land that is owned or leased by the Department of Natural Resources.
The Louisiana legislature passed a bill to allow for the registration and operation of military surplus motor vehicles.
SEMA-supported legislation (HR 5855) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would expand the current warning label required on gas pumps dispensing E15.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented SEMA with the President’s “E” Star Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Industry leaders stormed the halls of Congress to remind lawmakers of the cultural and economic importance of the automotive specialty-equipment industry and motorsports.
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The Louisiana Senate passed a bill that would allow for the registration and operation of military surplus motor vehicles.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation to permanently designate six existing off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas comprising 300,000 acres in San Bernardino County as “national” OHV areas.
What SEMA-member companies need to be aware of when doing business in the European Union.
A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica, assembled, kit and reconstructed cars are titled and registered was signed into law.