Legislation to allow an owner of a motor vehicle that is subject to the smog-check program to pay a $200 smog abatement fee in lieu of passing a smog test will be considered by the Assembly Transportation Committee, Monday, April 13, 2015.
Government Affairs News
Legislation to extend the emissions inspection exemption for new cars was approved by the House Government Operations Committee.
A bill that originally sought to increase the population of vehicles prohibited from modifying the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was amended and approved by the North Dakota House of Representatives.
A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
Legislation to drastically alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle” was considered by the Nevada Transportation Committee, but no vote has yet been taken.
SEMA-opposed legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland was amended and approved by the full House of Delegates.
Amended House legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods was approved by the full Maryland House of Delegates.
A Florida House subcommittee approved amended legislation that originally directed the Department of Transportation to undertake a study on the impact of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT).
Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Vehicle Association of British Columbia (SVABC), the province of British Columbia has again issued a proclamation designating July 11, 2015, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the province.
Legislation to allow the State Highway Commission to implement a pilot program that charged drivers based on vehicle miles traveled was withdrawn by the bill’s sponsor after a public outcry.
The Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the estate tax, which impacts an estimated 5,500 families, including many small-business owners.
For many of you, “politics” is a four-letter word, but there’s a lot happening in our nation’s capital that affects your bottom line.
Several bills introduced in West Virginia in 2015 failed to be approved by both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.
Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the Hawaii Senate and sent to the House with a significant amendment.
SEMA-supported legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “Antique Motor Vehicles” was approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.
Legislation to allow the State Highway Commission to implement a pilot program that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled was approved by the House Public Transportation Committee.
House legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods was drastically amended and approved by the House Environment and Transportation Committee.
A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered was approved by the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee and now moves to the full Senate for a vote by all members.
Legislation to put in place a new and more beneficial valuation procedure for older vehicles was signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear.
SEMA is currently in discussions with Nevada assembly member Marilyn Kirkpatrick regarding legislation to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle.”
Legislation, opposed by SEMA, to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland was amended and approved by the House Environment and Transportation Committee.
Legislation to exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed as factory equipment was signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
Legislation has been introduced in the California legislature to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to include all ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website.
Fifty-eight first-timers were elected to the House of Representatives and 13 to the U.S. Senate. Among them are the future champions of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.
In 2013, SEMA-supported legislation to prohibit the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol in Maine was signed into law.