Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:54pm

A bill has been passed by the Ohio state legislature to define unsafe used tires and prohibit their installation.

Posted on: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:50pm

Leaders for Canada, Mexico and the United States have signed a new regional trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Posted on: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:48pm

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a 90-day ceasefire on tariffs being imposed by each country.

Posted on: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 8:24am

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:15pm

IdahoThe laws and regulations that govern how SEMA members do business have a continuous impact on the way automotive specialty-equipment products are made, distributed and marketed. The charge of the SEMA government affairs office is to stay on top of all relevant state and federal legislation and regulations and advocate for industry positions to ensure the best possible outcome for SEMA’s membership. The following are a few examples of critical legislative/regulatory issues addressed by the SEMA government affairs team over the past year.

Posted on: Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 7:30am

ORRSEMA and other Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) member organizations welcomed a federal government final report documenting the significant economic impact of the outdoor recreation economy. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) found that the outdoor recreation industry contributed $412 billion to the nation’s economy in 2016 (the last available year of data), which represented 2.2% of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Of note, motorized recreation and motorcycling accounted for more than $20 billion in economic activity.

Posted on: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:23pm

SEMA is encouraging members to ask U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to implement the replica car law.

Posted on: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 9:24am

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 2:20pm

Legislation (S.B. 331/H.B. 710) has been introduced in Ohio to allow High-Mobility Multipurpose Vehicles (HMMWV or HUMVEE) to be titled as “historical motor vehicles.”

Posted on: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 2:16pm

SEMA is encouraging members to ask U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to implement the replica car law.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:40am

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:15am

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:18pm

SEMA is encouraging members to ask U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to implement the replica car law.

Posted on: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:18pm

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:27pm

WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2018) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is prepared to challenge the agency in court if it fails to take immediate action to implement the low volume replica car law. Under the 2015 law spearheaded by SEMA, small automakers (5,000 or fewer vehicles produced globally) may sell up to 325 turn-key replica cars a year in the U.S., vehicles that resemble classic cars produced at least 25 years ago. 

Posted on: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:52pm

SEMA PACThe 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner, and your support for SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) is critical. During the 2018 SEMA Show, you can stand up for your industry by backing SEMA PAC and the lawmakers who back you.

Posted on: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:24am

SEMA informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is prepared to challenge the agency in court if it fails to take immediate action to implement the low-volume replica car law.

Posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:52pm

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has proposed price increases to take effect January 27, 2019, which are being considered by the Postal Regulatory Commission.

Posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:37am

The date marks the 10th consecutive commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  

Posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:30am

During the 2018 SEMA Show, you can stand up for your industry by backing SEMA PAC and the lawmakers who back you.

Posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:19am

Automotive media personality Courtney Hansen will once again be the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) guest at the 2018 SEMA Show.

Posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:46am

With the recent news about an EPA Consent Decree sending shock waves throughout the industry, it is more important than ever to understand emissions regulations and how to comply.

Posted on: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:24am

Visit the “Save the Salt Booth” in the Central Hall (#24099) of the 2018 SEMA Show and see two record-breaking vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:17am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposed rule to permit the certification of adaptive driving beam (ADB) headlighting systems under the federal lighting standard, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS”) No. 108, if a manufacturer chooses to equip vehicles with these systems.

Posted on: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 2:12pm

President Trump signed the “Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017” (S. 791) into law.

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