Government Affairs News

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of Interior to review up to 40 national monument designations dating back to 1996 and recommend whether any should be rescinded, resized or modified.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.

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

Legislation that would have made it a criminal offense to disturb the peace with “noise from an exhaust system of any vehicle that is not equipped or constructed to prevent any disturbing or unreasonably loud noise” died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 1:53pm

Legislation to exempt antique motor vehicles from state and local taxes has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 1:50pm

Legislation to promote and fund outdoor recreation and tourism development by establishing the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreation Authority (KMRA) was signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin.

Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 1:47pm

Legislation establishing the Jonesville Public Use Area to protect, maintain, perpetuate and enhance year-round public recreation was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:17pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 1:49pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:46am

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has opened nearly seven miles of trails in the north end of Recapture Canyon in San Juan County, Utah, to motorized recreation.

Posted on: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:41am

Legislation (H.B. 2402) 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 approved by the West Virginia House and Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:38am

A West Virginia House Resolution supporting the passage of legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to roll back ethanol fuel requirements was approved by the West Virginia House.

Posted on: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:36am

After several conversations with SEMA staff and members of the collector car hobby in Nevada, legislation to alter the registration requirements for “classic” vehicles will be withdrawn for the year by the bill’s sponsor.

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