The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether states can require internet retailers to collect sales taxes even when they have no physical presence in the state.
Government Affairs News
Legislation was introduced in the West Virginia House to provide antique military vehicles an exemption from the requirement to display license plates.
Legislation has been introduced in the Virginia Senate to exclude antique motor vehicles, defined as motor vehicles 25 years old or older, from the requirement that such vehicles be equipped with an exhaust system in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual levels of noise.
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.
Legislation has been introduced in the Iowa Senate to provide for the creation of license plates for special-interest vehicles in the state.
Legislation has been introduced in the Washington Senate to allow for personalized license plates for collector vehicles.
Several pieces of pro-hobby legislation failed to receive full consideration before the end of the 2016–2017 legislative session and died when the 2018–2019 legislature convened.
Iowa has introduced legislation that allows model ’78 or older vehicles to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle.
Legislation to provide that motor vehicles registered as “secondary vehicles” and driven less than 5,000 miles per year may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle died as the legislature adjourned.
Legislation introduced in the California Assembly would require a transition to fully electric vehicles in the state by the year 2040.
The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.
The Internal Revenue Service has set the standard business-mileage deduction at 54.5 cents per mile for 2018.
Legislation (S.B. 647) has been introduced in the Wisconsin Senate to eliminate the requirement of buyer identification cards to purchase vehicles from the salvage vehicle pool.
The webinar will be held Tuesday, January 9, at 12:00 p.m. (EST)/9:00 a.m. (PST), and will include a presentation from Paula Calimafde, president and general counsel of the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC), and Jessica Summers, SBLC’s strategic policy director.
August 21, 2017, will be remembered as the day the United States experienced its first total solar eclipse since 1979. For U.S. Representative Trent Kelly (R-MS) and the employees of COMP Performance Group, it was also a special day when the paths of an industry-leading manufacturer and a colonel-turned-congressman intersected.
California Cleaning Product Labeling Law: Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law to require cleaning-product manufacturers to disclose all ingredients and “contaminants of concern” on the product label and the manufacturer’s website.
When he came into office, President Trump immediately issued an executive order directing all federal agencies to review existing regulations and determine whether any should be rescinded or modified.
The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.
The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” overhauls the U.S. tax code and reduces taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade.
The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support. Even if you wrote to Congress in 2016, SEMA urges all race fans and businesses to take action again. Go to www.sema.org/RPM to support the RPM Act of 2017 and secure the future of racing today!
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have passed different tax reform bills that must be reconciled into a single measure.
President Trump traveled to Salt Lake City earlier this week, where he signed proclamations to reduce the size of two Utah-based national monuments by more than 2 million acres.
The bill (H.R. 350) was approved by a vote of 33 to 20, and is now eligible for consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives.
The 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 our membership.
Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page testified before a key Congressional subcommittee in September, urging members to continue to allow street vehicles to be modified and converted for motorsports competition. Page joined a panel of experts to discuss “Big Relief for Small Business: Legislation Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Small Manufacturers and Other Job Creators.”