Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:03am

Under a new Maryland law, as of January 1, 2020, it will be illegal to sell or use wheel weights containing more than 0.1% lead or mercury.

Posted on: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:59am

Several bills introduced in Hawaii in 2017 failed to be approved by both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.

Posted on: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:56am

The U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee passed two bills to make it easier for congress to prevent overly burdensome regulations from becoming law and three other bills intended to make the regulatory process more cost-effective and small-business friendly.

Posted on: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:30am

Legislation to allow the issuance of only a single rear license plate for specialty kit cars was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:28am

Legislation to remove the requirement that a motor vehicle must display a registration plate on the front of the motor vehicle was introduced and referred to the Joint Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:25am

Legislation to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers/dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed died without committee consideration when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:16am

This year's Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated on July 14.

Posted on: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 8:21am

Not going? Learn how you can still get involved and support the RPM Act!

Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:22pm

Legislation to empower two or more contiguous counties to form regional authorities to establish new recreational trail systems and management programs tailored to the needs of their communities was vetoed by Governor Jim Justice after being approved by the West Virginia House and Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:19pm

Legislation to require the state to create a searchable digital road map which indicates the condition of public roads was signed into law by Governor Jim Justice.

Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:16pm

Legislation to create a special procedure for a person in possession of an abandoned antique vehicle to apply for and receive title to the vehicle was signed into law by Governor Jim Justice.

Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:13pm

Legislation to allow a camping or fifth-wheel trailer more than 25 years old to be permanently registered for a $52.50 fee was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee, and will now be sent to the Senate floor for a vote by all members.

Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:10pm

A House Concurrent Resolution to create a mileage-based transportation funding task force to determine the feasibility of implementing a road-user fee instead of the gas tax died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 11:42am

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obamacare.

Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:46am

Check out four ways you can support SEMA’s 2017 efforts in D.C. or at home.

Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:29am

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017” (HR 1180), which would allow private-sector employers to provide their workers the option of receiving an hour-and-a-half of comp time or time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours worked.

Posted on: Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:42am

Rep. Patrick McHenryU.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) is a native North Carolinian and the son of a lawn-care business owner, so it’s no coincidence that he is a key defender of both racing and small businesses. When you look at Rep. McHenry’s public career, it’s clear that he has been on the fast track.

Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:05am

President Trump ordered the U.S. Department of Interior to review up to 40 national monument designations dating back to 1996 and recommend whether any should be rescinded, resized or modified.

Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:02am

Legislation to allow owners of historic military vehicles the opportunity to obtain historic military vehicle license plates was approved by the Pennsylvania House and sent to the Senate for consideration.

Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am

Legislation to reduce motor-vehicle excise tax mill rates by 10% each year beginning in 2018 until the rates reach half of the current rates in 2022 and subsequent years was not considered in committee and is essentially dead for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:50am

Legislation to allow funds collected for California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program to be spent by other agencies on unrelated programs and never reimbursed was approved by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:47am

U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other senior officials from the department and the U.S. Forest Service met with more than 30 representatives of the outdoor recreation industry to discuss improving visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters.

Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:21am

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

Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:56pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contends that it is illegal to convert a motor vehicle into a dedicated race vehicle if the emissions system is no longer in its original configuration.

Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:23pm

Legislation to eliminate the requirement that roof-mounted off-road light bars be covered when vehicles are operated on roads and highways was signed into law by Governor Jim Justice.

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