Legislation has been introduced to establish a task force to guide the development of a mileage-based user fee pilot program to be implemented instead of the gas tax.
Government Affairs News
Legislation to extend California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program until 2019 was approved by the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on a 9–0 vote.
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 Senate Government Organization Committee.
Whether it’s standing up for the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act and your right to convert a street car into a race car used exclusively at the track, pursuing a pro-growth and job-creation agenda or combating counterfeit products, there are many issues facing SEMA members in the nation’s capital.
Get the latest video, news clips and information on the motorsports bill here.
Legislation to eliminate the requirement that roof-mounted off-road light bars be covered when vehicles are operated on roads and highways was reintroduced.
Legislation has been introduced to require that the state create and publicly post a list of state-managed areas where the operation of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) by the public is permitted.
…Without Passage of the RPM Act.
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a resolution to overturn a regulation which effectively allowed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to cite companies that failed to record work-related injuries and illnesses during the five-year retention period.
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 approved by the West Virginia House.
Legislation to empower two 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 approved by the West Virginia Senate.
Legislation has been introduced in Rhode Island to require owners of antique motor vehicles to register them at an increased annual fee based upon the vehicle’s weight.
Legislation to provide for the issuance of a single rear-mounted license plate for certain motor vehicles was approved by the Montana Senate.
SEMA has joined with the California Chamber of Commerce and several other groups representing businesses and manufacturers to oppose California bill S.B. 258, the “Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017.”
As the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act builds momentum in Washington, D.C., it’s up to the race community and industry to continue the energy and rally customers, employees, followers and friends to take action and tell Congress to save our racecars.
Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has again issued a proclamation designating July 2017 as Automotive Heritage Month in the province.
Legislation to provide for special plates for use on collector vehicles and allow for the transfer of these plates between the collector vehicles owned by the collector was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee.
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 signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles has been reintroduced in the New York State Assembly.
Legislation to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as “classics” has been introduced in the Nevada Senate.
Legislation to provide for the issuance of a single rear-mounted license plate for certain motor vehicles was approved by the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee and will be sent to the Senate floor for a vote by all members.
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 Missouri House of Representatives.
Legislation has been introduced to create a separate definition for “antique motor vehicles” and require that they undergo annual emissions inspections to ensure that they meet emissions standards in effect at the time of manufacture.
Legislation to allow funds collected for California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMRV) program to be spent by other agencies on unrelated programs and never reimbursed was approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills to combat frivolous lawsuits, which are a distraction for businesses and can create financial hardship.