Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:32pm

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 - 4:33pm

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 - 4:27pm

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 - 4:23pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:14pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:05pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:53pm

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 - 2:56pm

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 - 2:48pm

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 - 9:37pm

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 - 9:25pm

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 - 4:28pm

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 - 6:21pm

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 - 5:14pm

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 - 5:09pm

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 - 5:07pm

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 - 5:04pm

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 - 5:46pm

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 - 5:02pm

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

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

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 - 4:20pm

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 - 4:30pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 9:50pm

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, August 24, 2017 - 8:49pm

Almost 70,000 SEMA members and supporters have asked congress to support the RPM Act—and it’s making a difference. Nearly 180 members of Congress are now cosponsoring the legislation to save our race cars.

Posted on: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:18pm

Nearly 180 members of congress are now cosponsoring legislation to save our race cars. Get the latest video, news clips and information on this important motorsports bill here.

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