Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:18am

Nearly 180 members of congress are now cosponsoring legislation to save our race cars. Get the latest video, news clips and information on this important motorsports bill here.

Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:29pm

A House Joint Resolution to create a mileage-based user fee study committee to determine the feasibility of implementing such a program instead of the gas tax was not considered in committee before the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:15am

A 2016 explosion at a nitrous-oxide production plant in Florida continues to impact many in the racing community.

Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:11am

A federal Appeals Court struck down a 2015 rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that required manufacturers to replace hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), including HFC-134a, with a substitute.

Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:58am

As Speed Week celebrates its 68th anniversary, the racing community is exploring ways to help restore the historic Bonneville Salt Flats to their former glory.

Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:22am

Get the latest video, news clips and information on the motorsports bill here.

Posted on: Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:41am

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is reconsidering a 2016 rule doubling the threshold at which employers must pay salaried workers time-and-a-half for overtime work.

Posted on: Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:37am

SEMA and other Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) representatives met with U.S. Secretary of the Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss recreation’s role as a driver of the American economy.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:29pm

SEMA Washington RallyMore than 115 SEMA members and staff gathered in the nation’s capital to participate in SEMA’s 2017 Washington Rally. Attendees joined in more than 80 meetings, where they reminded members of Congress of the cultural and economic importance of motorsports and the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:16pm

woodallWe’ve all heard the saying, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” While there’s a good bit of truth to it, representing the interests of the automotive specialty aftermarket is a team effort. SEMA members and staff work together to build relationships with lawmakers in Washington and across the country, amplifying the industry’s voice.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:02am

prop 65 Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is a California law that gives consumers and their attorneys the ability to sue businesses that do not include warning labels on products containing chemicals associated with cancer and birth defects.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 9:06am

californiaCalifornia Labeling: A bill was approved by the Senate and referred to the Assembly to require cleaning-product manufacturers to disclose all ingredients and “contaminants of concern” on the product label and the manufacturer’s website.

Posted on: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:57pm

Legislation to remove the requirement that a motor vehicle must display a registration plate on the front of the motor vehicle died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:53pm

A bill that sought to include motor-vehicle tires that contain zinc oxide for evaluation as potential priority products under the Green Chemistry program was gutted and replaced with unrelated legislation.

Posted on: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:49pm

SEMA has announced that its Proposition 65 Resources webpage is now live.

Posted on: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:32am

Check out Tire Review’s article highlighting the bill, and learn what you can do to support the RPM Act this summer.

Posted on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:08am

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke intends to create a Recreation Advisory Committee to help expand public-private partnerships on America’s public lands.

Posted on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:56am

Legislation (H.B. 502) to exempt antique motor vehicles from state and local taxes was not considered by the House Ways and Means Committee before the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:51am

Legislation establishing the Jonesville Public Use Area to protect, maintain, perpetuate and enhance year-round public recreation was not considered in committee before the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:19am

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that requires the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reopen the 75,000-acre Clear Creek National Recreation Area (NRA) in California’s San Benito and Fresno Counties for recreational use, including OHV access.

Posted on: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:14am

Legislation to extend the emissions-inspection exemption for new cars from five to seven model years was approved by both the Delaware House and Senate, and now moves to Governor John Carney for his signature and enactment into law.

Posted on: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:54am

Legislation to extend the emissions-inspection exemption for new cars from six to eight model years has been approved by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and now moves to the Appropriations Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:11pm

Get the latest video, news clips and information on the motorsports bill here.

Posted on: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:32am

Legislation to require the issuance of a single motor-vehicle license plate for attachment at the rear of the vehicle died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:28am

Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan have each issued a proclamation designating July 2017 as Automotive Heritage Month.

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