Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 10:04am

Legislation to allow the operator of a nonregistered off-road vehicle or snowmobile from another state or country to purchase a trail-use tag to operate on designated trails and properties was approved by the Indiana Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mike Pence.

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:53am

Legislation to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of ’80 or older model-year vehicles was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:50am

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 will be considered by the Assembly Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:46am

Legislation that threatened to prohibit tire manufacturers from selling onroad tires if the tires contained zinc in excess of an unspecified percentage and assessed a civil penalty on manufacturers who violate the prohibition was amended to remove all reference to tires and zinc.

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:44am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin for addressing autonomous vehicles and other non-traditional new products and software.

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:40am

In an effort to protect U.S. companies against intellectual property theft, the U.S. Senate passed a SEMA-supported bill that enables companies to protect their trade secrets in federal court.

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 4:07am

Legislation to require the state, upon the owner’s request, to issue titles for older vehicles not currently required to be titled under Connecticut law was passed by the Joint Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:12am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has provided guidance on the requirement that manufacturers provide NHTSA with any communications to dealers, owners or purchasers about a product defect or noncompliance.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:24pm

Legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles was amended and approved by the Iowa House.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:21pm

Legislation authorizing local governments to hold sanctioned motor-vehicle races on public roads or airports under their jurisdiction was approved by the West Virginia House.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:18pm

Legislation to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles from emissions-control requirements was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and sent to the full Senate for a vote by all members.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:15pm

Legislation to require that forest roads be open to motorized use by the public unless otherwise designated by the Department of Natural Resources was approved by the Michigan House.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:13pm

Legislation to create a program that would require each owner or lessee of an Illinois-registered motor vehicle to pay a road-user fee has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:10pm

A West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars was approved by the West Virginia Legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:07pm

Legislation was introduced to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed, or because someone other than the dealer performed service. 

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:05pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and virtually all of the major automakers have agreed to voluntarily install automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems on all new cars by 2022 and heavier SUVs and pickup trucks by 2024.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:57pm

A SEMA-supported resolution urging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats was approved by the Utah House and Senate and signed by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:20am

Earlier this week, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) questioned EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s proposed regulation that would prohibit the conversion of a motor vehicle to a race-only vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:25am

A website makes it easy to identify your reps and send letters of support.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:21am

Thousands have already rallied to tell the White House to protect racecars. Now it's time to tell Congress to pass the newly introduced RPM Act and make it clear that it has always been legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:18am

The West Virginia Senate passed a House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R. 14) completing legislative action and officially designating July 10, 2016, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:16am

Legislation to allow the issuance, at the option of the vehicle owner, of only a single rear-mounted license plate died when the legislature adjourned for the year. The bill had not been given committee consideration.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:14am

Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was signed into law by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:57am

Legislation to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:54am

Legislation to provide for the issuance (for an annual $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars which were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts.

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