Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Add your name today to the effort to save our racecars. Visit www.sema.org/rpm.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:16am

Legislation to empower three or more contiguous counties to form regional recreation authorities to establish new recreational trail systems and recreation-management programs tailored to the needs of their communities was reintroduced.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:13am

Legislation that would make it a criminal offense to disturb the peace has been reintroduced in the West Virginia House.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:11am

Legislation to establish a road-usage fee for all New Hampshire motor vehicles with a miles-per-gallon rating of more than 22.5 will not be considered in a vote by the full House and is essentially dead for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:09am

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 House Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:06am

Legislation has been introduced in Massachusetts to allow vehicle owners to choose whether or not to display a front license plate.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:02am

A Georgia Senate Resolution to urge the U.S. Congress to eliminate all requirements for the use of ethanol as a fuel for vehicles and equipment was approved by the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:56am

The U.S. Congress and Trump administration are pursuing a number of separate and overlapping initiatives to change the way federal agencies make and review regulations.

Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:11pm

Legislation to exempt a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer that is licensed as an antique vehicle from the imposition of local license tax and fees was approved by the Virginia House of Delegates.

Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:08pm

Legislation to require the issuance of only a single rear license plate for sports cars and those vehicles registered as antiques was reintroduced. Iowa defines an antique vehicle as a motor vehicle 25 years old or older.

Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:03pm

After an outpouring of opposition statewide, legislation to substantially increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as historic or special-interest vehicles was withdrawn by the sponsor.

Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:31pm

Act Now! Automotive media star warns race fans what’s at stake without the RPM Act.

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:14pm

Legislation has been introduced to require registration plates on the front and back of all motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:11pm

A bill to exempt a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer that is licensed as an antique vehicle from the imposition of local license taxes and fees was approved by the Virginia Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:08pm

Legislation to require the issuance of a single motor-vehicle license plate for attachment at the rear of the vehicle was introduced in the Texas House of Representatives.

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:06pm

Oregon legislation that would have required registered owners of vehicles 20 years old and older to pay a $1,000 “impact tax” every five years was quickly killed after an onslaught of objections were lodged by vehicle owners in the state.

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:03pm

Legislation to provide for the issuance of a single rear-mounted license plate for certain motor vehicles was approved by the Montana House.

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:01pm

Legislation to allow for a single rear plate for motor vehicles that were not originally equipped with a display bracket on the front of the vehicle was not approved by the Idaho House of Representatives on a 28–42 vote.

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:59pm

A series of bills have been introduced in Hawaii to exempt antique motor vehicles from the state’s vehicle weight tax, reduce the weight tax for all other vehicles and decrease annual registration fees.

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:48pm

Join industry leaders in Washington, D.C., to tell the new congress what matters most to you!

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:14pm

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, February 9, 2017 - 11:08am

Legislation has been introduced to repeal the two license-plate requirement for motor vehicles in New York.

Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:03am

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, February 9, 2017 - 11:00am

Legislation to allow for a single plate for motor vehicles that were not originally equipped with a display bracket on the front of the vehicle was approved by the House Transportation and Defense Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:57am

Legislation has been reintroduced in Iowa to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.

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