The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin for addressing autonomous vehicles and other non-traditional new products and software.
Government Affairs News
In an effort to protect U.S. companies against intellectual property theft, the U.S. Senate passed a SEMA-supported bill that enables companies to protect their trade secrets in federal court.
Legislation to require the state, upon the owner’s request, to issue titles for older vehicles not currently required to be titled under Connecticut law was passed by the Joint Transportation Committee.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has provided guidance on the requirement that manufacturers provide NHTSA with any communications to dealers, owners or purchasers about a product defect or noncompliance.
Legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles was amended and approved by the Iowa House.
Legislation authorizing local governments to hold sanctioned motor-vehicle races on public roads or airports under their jurisdiction was approved by the West Virginia House.
Legislation to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles from emissions-control requirements was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and sent to the full Senate for a vote by all members.
Legislation to require that forest roads be open to motorized use by the public unless otherwise designated by the Department of Natural Resources was approved by the Michigan House.
Legislation to create a program that would require each owner or lessee of an Illinois-registered motor vehicle to pay a road-user fee has been introduced.
A West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars was approved by the West Virginia Legislature.
Legislation was introduced 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.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and virtually all of the major automakers have agreed to voluntarily install automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems on all new cars by 2022 and heavier SUVs and pickup trucks by 2024.
A SEMA-supported resolution urging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats was approved by the Utah House and Senate and signed by Gov. Gary Herbert.
Earlier this week, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) questioned EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s proposed regulation that would prohibit the conversion of a motor vehicle to a race-only vehicle.
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Thousands have already rallied to tell the White House to protect racecars. Now it's time to tell Congress to pass the newly introduced RPM Act and make it clear that it has always been legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track.
The West Virginia Senate passed a House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R. 14) completing legislative action and officially designating July 10, 2016, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state.
Legislation to allow the issuance, at the option of the vehicle owner, of only a single rear-mounted license plate died when the legislature adjourned for the year. The bill had not been given committee consideration.
Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was signed into law by Governor Dennis Daugaard.
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.
Legislation to provide for the issuance (for an annual $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars which were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts.
Legislation has been reintroduced in the California Senate by Senator Ted Gaines to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions-inspection requirement.
In January 2017, U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) reintroduced the RPM Act (H.R. 350), a bipartisan bill that protects Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated racecars and industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete.
Washington, DC (March 8, 2016) – SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting today praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect thousands of American racecar enthusiasts from overreaching U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was approved by the South Dakota Legislature.