Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 3:36pm

The Federal Trade Commission updated its regulations to allow manufacturers to publish consumer product warranty information on websites.

Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:22am

With only weeks remaining in this congressional session, SEMA urges all members, racing enthusiasts, friends and family to contact Congress immediately and demand that lawmakers act now to protect motorsports for generations to come.

Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:27am

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

Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:30am

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on SEMA-supported legislation to protect off-highway vehicle (OHV) access to public lands.

Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:20am

Election Day is just around the corner. With just 46 days until Americans head to the polls to pick the next president, the deadline to register to vote is rapidly approaching in many states.

Posted on: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:30am

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on a bill that would finalize land-use designations covering more than 18 million acres of land in seven eastern and southern Utah counties.

Posted on: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 1:22pm

To mark the return of Congress to Washington, D.C., SEMA has drafted a new letter urging action on the RPM Act in the final weeks of session. Your voice is again crucial to furthering our progress on the RPM Act. Now is the time for action! Send the new letter today!

Posted on: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 12:32pm

In order to increase the repair rates for vehicle and equipment recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing that manufacturers notify customers electronically in addition to via first-class mail.

Posted on: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 2:57pm

SEMA, racing enthusiasts and business owners press Congress to take up and pass the RPM Act this year.

Posted on: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 2:45pm

The Bonneville Salt Flats is a unique land formation in northwestern Utah that beckons visitors from around the world.

Posted on: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:10am

The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed changes to its special regulation for off-road vehicle (ORV) use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina.

Posted on: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:07am

Legislation (S.B. 1429) to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of ’80 or older model-year vehicles was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 3:19pm

Bills introduced in New Hampshire in 2016 failed to be approved by both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:49pm

When Best in The Desert sought a permit application from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for its proposed 643-mile “Vegas to Reno” race course, the environmental community challenged the application.

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:46pm

A federal appeals court approved a 2013 plan by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to expand off-highway vehicle (OHV) access in Southern California’s Imperial Sand Dunes.

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 8:44am

The industry’s most recognizable faces urge viewers “to protect the sport we love by acting today!”

Posted on: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:45pm

Attendees are encouraged to check out the RPM Act kiosk for a fun, interactive way to support the bill.

Posted on: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:18am

SEMA’s Government Affairs Office has compiled a comprehensive guide on how motor-vehicle parts are regulated by the federal government.

Posted on: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:18pm

Chris Kersting talks to the Detroit News’ Henry Payne about the threat to racing and the need for long-term certainty.

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:23am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued a joint technical report that will be used to determine the feasibility of meeting a fleet-wide average of 54.5 mpg by 2025.

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:19am

Leaders within the Utah Congressional delegation introduced a Public Lands Initiative (PLI) bill to finalize land-use designations covering more than 18 million acres of land in seven eastern and southern Utah counties.

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:04am

A version of SEMA-model legislation that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles remains pending in the New Jersey Assembly.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:49pm

Legislation to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks was not approved by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:42pm

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is on the move this summer to let motorsports participants and fans know about the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act.”

Posted on: Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that requires the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to re-open the 75,000-acre Clear Creek National Recreation Area (NRA) in California’s San Benito and Fresno counties for recreational use.

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