Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:19pm

Several bills introduced in Minnesota in 2018 failed to be approved by the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.

Posted on: Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:38pm

A bill to allow for the registration of a “military surplus vehicle” as a “historic vehicle” has been introduced and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:34pm

A bill to extend the length of the motor-vehicle emissions inspection cycle for ’82-and-newer model years from every two years to every four years died as the legislature adjourned.

Posted on: Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:31pm

Several bills introduced in Hawaii in 2018 failed to pass both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.

Posted on: Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:26pm

Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 13.

Posted on: Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:17pm

Law & OrderColorado—Emissions Inspection: A bill has been introduced to extend the emissions inspection cycle from two years to four years for ’82-and-newer model-year vehicles. It has been referred to the Senate Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:05pm

Sean CrawfordMost political coverage centers on Washington D.C.; however, less visible decisions made in state capitols profoundly impact lives and businesses. Statehouses are especially critical for SEMA members, as many—perhaps most—specialty auto products are directly regulated at the state level.

Posted on: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:48pm

A bill to allow for high-mobility multipurpose vehicles to be titled passed the House but died in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:45pm

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that allows for the attachment of a tow ball, bicycle rack, removable hitch or any other device designed to carry an object on the rear of a vehicle without violating the existing law that the rear license plate shall not be obstructed.

Posted on: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:52pm

Gov. Hogan signed into law a bill to establish an off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail fund to maintain and construct trails for OHVs on land that is owned or leased by the Department of Natural Resources.

Posted on: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:50pm

The Louisiana legislature passed a bill to allow for the registration and operation of military surplus motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:45pm

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 5855) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would expand the current warning label required on gas pumps dispensing E15.

Posted on: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:39pm

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented SEMA with the President’s “E” Star Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Posted on: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:43pm

Industry leaders stormed the halls of Congress to remind lawmakers of the cultural and economic importance of the automotive specialty-equipment industry and motorsports.

Posted on: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:45pm

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:21pm

The Louisiana Senate passed a bill that would allow for the registration and operation of military surplus motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:19pm

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation to permanently designate six existing off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas comprising 300,000 acres in San Bernardino County as “national” OHV areas.

Posted on: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:38pm

What SEMA-member companies need to be aware of when doing business in the European Union.

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:06pm

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica, assembled, kit and reconstructed cars are titled and registered was signed into law.

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:02pm

The state of Mississippi passed a Senate Concurrent Resolution (S.C.R. 649) completing legislative action and officially designating July 13, 2018, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state.

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:58pm

A bill has been approved by the Michigan legislature to allow for the attachment of a tow ball, bicycle rack, removable hitch or any other device designed to carry an object on the rear of a vehicle even if it obstructs the rear license plate.

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:55pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:51pm

The U.S. gross domestic product will be reduced by nearly $3 billion and 134,000 American jobs will be lost if the U.S. imposes 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, according to a study released by the National Retail Federation and the Consumer Technology Association.

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:39pm

Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 13.

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:33pm

More than 110 representatives from SEMA-member companies will descend on the nation’s capital to participate in SEMA’s 2018 Washington Rally, Wednesday, May 16.

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