Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 9:00pm

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:28pm

Governor Ralph Northam signed into law a bill to exclude antique motor vehicles, defined as motor vehicles 25 years old or older, from the requirement that such vehicles be equipped with the vehicle’s original exhaust system or an equivalent to prevent excessive levels of noise.

Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:26pm

Legislation has been reintroduced in the New York Senate to provide that historical vehicle owners only pay a one-time registration fee of $100 upon initial registration.

Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:23pm

The Hawaii Senate passed a resolution seeking construction of a new race track facility on the island of Oahu.

Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:19pm

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation that is designed to promote access to outdoor recreation opportunities, streamline the permitting process for guides and recreation enthusiasts, make federal agencies accountable for prioritizing outdoor recreation and address the maintenance backlog on America’s public lands through increased volunteerism.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:50pm

During the 2018 SEMA Washington Rally, Wednesday, May 16, members can connect with legislative officials and voice their concerns on issues that matter most to their businesses.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:18pm

Governor Ralph Northam signed into law a bill that allows qualifying military vehicles to be registered and operated on public roadways as “antiques.”

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:16pm

A bill to allow owners the option of registering certain decommissioned military vehicles as regular motor vehicles has been introduced in the Minnesota House.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:13pm

The Idaho legislature adjourned for the year before passing a bill to exempt model-year ’07 and newer vehicles from emissions testing.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:10pm

Legislation to allow registration of former military vehicles as special-interest vehicles has been approved by the Hawaii Senate and the House Finance Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 8:06pm

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:21pm

Several bills introduced in Wisconsin in 2018 are now dead as they failed to pass before the legislative deadline for action.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:17pm

Governor Jim Justice signed into law legislation that allows for personalized license plates on antique vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:14pm

Governor Butch Otter signed into law legislation that allows a vehicle built for the U.S. Armed Forces to be registered and operated on public highways in Idaho, even if such a vehicle does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:11pm

Two Hawaii Senate Committees have passed a resolution seeking construction of a new race track facility on the island of Oahu.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:07pm

Last week, the budget committees in the California Legislature voted to provide more staff to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Aftermarket Parts Division.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:01pm

The U.S. government has launched an investigation into whether extra-large steel wheels imported from China are being dumped or illegally subsidized.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:55pm

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of about 1,300 product categories covering nearly $50 billion worth of U.S. imports from China that could be subject to a proposed 25% tariff.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 3:55pm

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 10:00pm

IowaCalifornia Ban on Combustion Engines: Legislation introduced in the California Assembly would require a transition to fully electric vehicles in the state by the year 2040. The bill would prohibit the Department of Motor Vehicles from accepting registration for new vehicles unless they meet the state’s “Zero Emission Vehicle” standard. An exemption has been made for vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs. and certain vehicles brought in from out of state.

Posted on: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:32pm

SEMA-member companies are concerned over higher prices for steel and aluminum because of tariffs imposed globally.

Posted on: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:29pm

A bill has been introduced in Wisconsin that would allow half-track former military vehicles to be registered as special-interest vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:26pm

Governor Gary Hebert signed pro-hobby legislation into a law.

Posted on: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:24pm

Governor Gary Herbert signed into law pro-hobby legislation to increase funds used for off-highway vehicle (OHV) infrastructure.

Posted on: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:13pm

Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law a bill that increases the mileage limitation for special-interest vehicles from 6,000 to 7,500 miles per year, along with the option of putting personalized plates on the vehicles.

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