Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 5:37pm

Both the EPA and CARB recently announced several settlement agreements with companies that had allegedly marketed illegal emissions-related products.

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:38pm

Legislation (S.B. 667) in West Virginia to create the West Virginia Motorsports Committee to aid in the development of racing events and facilities throughout the state passed the House Government Organization Committee and awaits a final vote on the House Floor.

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:33pm

Legislation (L.B. 156) in Nebraska to allow for the titling and registration of former military vehicles passed the Transportation and Telecommunication Committee and now goes for a final vote in the legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:30pm

Legislation (H.B. 1623) has been introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives to require the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for all motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:27pm

Legislation (H.B. 323) in Hawaii to allow for the titling and registration of former military vehicles passed the House of Representatives and now awaits consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:24pm

Legislation (A.B. 390) in California to repeal the section of a 2018 law (AB 1824) that amended how state law-enforcement officials issue citations for exhaust noise violations has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Transportation and will be heard on March 25.

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:49pm

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing to raise the cap from $23,660 to $35,308 for management, administrative and professional employees who are exempt from receiving overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours per week.

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:27am

SEMA applauded the Utah legislature as it authorized these monies to fund the creation of a 10-year program to dramatically increase the amount of salt pumped onto Bonneville.

Posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:37pm

Legislation (S.B. 667) in West Virginia to create the West Virginia Motorsports Committee to aid in the development of racing events and facilities throughout the state passed the Senate and is currently awaiting consideration in the House Government Organization Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:34pm

Legislation (S.B. 666) in West Virginia to aid and incentivize the construction of motorsports complexes passed the Senate and currently awaits consideration in the House Finance Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:32pm

Legislation (S.B. 805) has been introduced in the Texas Senate to require the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for all passenger cars and light trucks.

Posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:29pm

Legislation (H.B. 149) has been introduced in the Tennessee House of Representatives that would exempt historic military vehicles from the requirement to display license plates.

Posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:26pm

Legislation (H.B. 231) in New Mexico to require registration plates on the front and back of all motor vehicles passed the House Transportation, Public Works, and Capital Improvements Committee and now awaits consideration on the House Floor.

Posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:21pm

Legislation (H.B. 410) has been introduced in the Georgia House to conditionally allow for the installation and operation of bar-shaped auxiliary lighting on a motor vehicle when driving on public roads.

Posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:15pm

Congress instructed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to establish a process for requesting an exclusion from the 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products.

Posted on: Friday, March 1, 2019 - 11:07am

TariffsEvery business depends on predictable supply costs. When it comes to that basic entrepreneurial principle, 2018 was not a good year. The Trump administration imposed a series of tariffs with little warning. Those measures were intended to address unfair trade practices and encourage foreign nations to renegotiate trade pacts to remove or equalize duty rates. Unfortunately, it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. Make no mistake, SEMA supports equitable trade but questions the methods being employed to bring other countries to the bargaining table. The results to date have been modest when compared to the upheaval being caused in the marketplace.

Posted on: Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 3:53pm

Every business depends on predictable supply costs. When it comes to this basic entrepreneurial principle, 2018 was not a good year.

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:16pm

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will no longer require companies with 250 or more employees to electronically submit OSHA Forms 300 and 301, which track employee injuries and illnesses at their establishments.

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 12:49pm

Legislation (H.B. 2369) was introduced in West Virginia allowing for the transfer of special license plates between collector vehicles if owned by the same individual.

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 12:44pm

Legislation (H.B. 52) has been introduced in Maryland to exempt vehicles driven under 5,000 miles annually from inspection and testing requirements.

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:53am

Legislation (H.B. 5666) has been introduced in Connecticut to allow for vehicles with hitches or towing equipment to be exempt from displaying an unobstructed license plate.

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:44am

Legislation (H.B. 231) has been introduced in New Mexico to require registration plates on the front and back of all motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:38am

Legislation (H.B. 522) has been introduced in the Hawaii House of Representatives to create a process for the titling and registration of “former military vehicles.”

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:02am

The Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act of 2019 (the BCTAA) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to provide congress the ability to approve or disapprove of imposing tariffs based on national security concerns.

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 9:17am

California Assembly Bill (A.B.) 1824 was signed into law by then-Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018 as part of the state’s budget process.

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