Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:44am

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law to extend the emissions-inspection exemption for new cars from six to eight model years.

Posted on: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:39am

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (E.O.) that directs the federal departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury to take action to increase healthcare competition and choice.

Posted on: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:36am

Visit the Save the Salt booth in the Central Hall (booth #24099) of the 2017 SEMA Show to see the Turbinator II, which ran 435.875 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, September 17.

Posted on: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:32am

SEMA’s Government Affairs office is bringing together a collection of legal experts to help businesses navigate several of today’s most pressing issues.

Posted on: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:33am

The U.S. Treasury Department reversed a 2016 proposal to limit family-owned businesses’ use of minority and marketability discounts when calculating the estate tax under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Posted on: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:27am

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation that would limit the president’s authority to unilaterally designate national monuments.

Posted on: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:23am

The U.S. House of Representatives passed five bills to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Posted on: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:14am

Sponsored by ETTN, HRIA, MPMC, WTC and ARMO councils.

Posted on: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:05am

This year, the SEMA Action Network (SAN) is celebrating two decades of political horsepower.

Posted on: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:53am

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!

Posted on: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:56am

President Trump issued a broad outline for reducing taxes on individuals and businesses that, if enacted, would represent the most sweeping changes to the federal tax code in decades.

Posted on: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:48am

SEMA-supported legislation has been signed into law to permanently reauthorize California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program, which was established in 1971.

Posted on: Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 2:37pm

ryan zinkeU.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. The announcement was made in conjunction with a meeting in July at the U.S. Department of the Interior with Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) representatives, federal lawmakers and high-ranking officials.

Posted on: Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 2:25pm

JeepAlaska Off-Road Vehicles: 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. The bill would have, among other things, provided opportunities for the public to enjoy the area through a full spectrum of public uses, including the maintenance and enhancement of off-road vehicle recreational opportunities. The measure is eligible for consideration in 2018.

Posted on: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:28am

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!

Posted on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:21am

Do your part to support the RPM Act of 2017!  Contact your legislator immediately at www.sema.org/RPM.

Posted on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:14am

A U.S. District Court ruled that several off-shore companies violated patents and trademarks owned by Omix-Ada/Rugged Ridge, and had participated in the manufacture of counterfeit products.

Posted on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:09am

Bipartisan legislation has been passed by California’s State Assembly and Senate to reauthorize California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program.

Posted on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:07am

A bill to extend the emissions inspection exemption for new cars from five to seven model years was signed into law by Governor John Carney.

Posted on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:04am

Legislation to extend the emissions-inspection exemption for new cars from six to eight model years has been approved by the Assembly and Senate and sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature and enactment into law.

Posted on: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:46am

Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page testified before a key Congressional subcommittee, urging members to continue to allow street vehicles to be modified and converted for motorsports competition.

Posted on: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:02am

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to provide federal oversight for highly automated vehicles (HAVs).

Posted on: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:11pm

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment has scheduled a September 13 hearing to discuss several bills to reduce regulatory burdens impacting small businesses.

Posted on: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 9:20am

A federal court overturned a 2016 rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which greatly expanded the number of salaried employees who are required to be paid time-and-a-half for overtime work.

Posted on: Friday, September 1, 2017 - 9:30am

Law and OrderDelaware Emissions: Legislation was approved by the Transportation, Land Use and Infrastructure Committee to extend the emissions-inspection exemption for new cars from five to seven model years. Emissions inspections are required for vehicles being registered or titled for the first time and are then biennial based on the vehicle’s model year (during registration renewals). The bill has now been sent to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote by all members.

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