Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:01pm

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 - 10:59pm

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 - 10:48pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:14pm

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 - 7:08pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:03pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 6:57pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:53pm

Legislation has been reintroduced in Hawaii to increase annual registration fees, increase the gas tax and increase the motor-vehicle weight tax.

Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:29pm

The once 13-mile racetrack is now less than eight miles long due to salt erosion.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:27pm

Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Vehicle Association of British Columbia, the province of British Columbia has again issued a proclamation designating July 8, 2017, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:25pm

In 2014, legislation to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year-of-manufacture plates for antique vehicles was enacted into law.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:22pm

Legislation has been reintroduced in the New York Assembly to provide that historical vehicle owners only pay a one-time registration fee of $100 upon initial registration.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:20pm

Legislation to create a mileage-based user fee pilot program to be implemented instead of the gas tax was introduced. 

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:18pm

Legislation has been introduced in the Missouri Senate to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:15pm

Legislation to prohibit the state or a local jurisdiction from imposing a vehicle miles traveled tax or other similar fees, tolls or taxes has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:13pm

A House Concurrent Resolution to create a mileage-based transportation funding task force to determine the feasibility of implementing a road-user fee instead of the gas tax was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:10pm

Legislation to broaden the single-plate allowance to include motor vehicles which are 30 model years old or older, and reconstructed or specially constructed vehicles built to resemble motor vehicles which are 30 model years old or older was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:07pm

Legislation was introduced to provide that motor vehicles registered as “secondary vehicles” and driven less than 5,000 miles per year may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:05pm

Legislation to provide that no motor-vehicle muffler or exhaust system shall emit a noise level greater than 60 decibels was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:02pm

SEMA-supported 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.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 3:24pm

Enthusiasts and the industry are urged to visit www.sema.org/rpm to support the RPM Act of 2017.

Posted on: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:37am

A bill to protect motorsports was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:45pm

Legislation was introduced in the New York State Senate to provide that a historical motor vehicle which was not manufactured with a license plate display area on the front of the vehicle may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:41pm

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set significantly lower exposure limits for beryllium and related compounds.

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