Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:02am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:52am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:44am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:25am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:19am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:14am

Legislation to put in place a new and more beneficial valuation procedure for older vehicles was signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:05am

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.”

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 8:59am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:05pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:01pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:15am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:57am

In 2013, SEMA-supported legislation to prohibit the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol in Maine was signed into law.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:53am

Legislation to put in place a new and more beneficial valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky Legislature and now moves to Governor Steve Beshear for his signature and enactment into law.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:50am

Legislation to prohibit the sale of motor fuel with an ethanol mixture was introduced in the Texas House of Representatives.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:45am

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered was approved by the House Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:22am

A West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution to designate the second Friday in July as West Virginia Collector Car Appreciation Day was approved by the Roads and Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:19am

Legislation that would provide for the issuance of a single rear-mounted license plate for motor vehicles was approved by the House Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:14am

Legislation to put in place a new valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky Senate Transportation Committee and now moves to a vote by the full Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:02am

Legislation to direct the Center for Urban Transportation to undertake a study on the impact of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:56am

In 2013, legislation to prohibit the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol in Maine was signed into law.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:53am

Legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland has been reintroduced.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:27pm

A bill to limit property taxes paid by owners of antique motor vehicles was introduced in the West Virginia Legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:24pm

Legislation to exempt vehicles 10 or more model years old from emissions test requirements was introduced in the New Hampshire House.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:11pm

Legislation in the Nebraska Legislature to provide for the issuance (for a $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars that were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was approved by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:01pm

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered will be considered by the House Transportation and Public Works Committee, Thursday, March 5, 2015.

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