Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:18pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:15pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:13pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:10pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:07pm

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, March 24, 2016 - 8:05pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:57pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:20pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:25pm

A website makes it easy to identify your reps and send letters of support.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:21pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:18pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:16pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:14pm

Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was signed into law by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 5:57pm

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, March 10, 2016 - 5:54pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 5:52pm

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.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 5:35pm
The RPM Act is common-sense, bi-partisan legislation to protect law-abiding citizens who convert cars, trucks and motorcycles into racing vehicles. The bill clarifies that it has always been legal to make emissions-related changes to a street vehicle that has been converted into a racecar used exclusively in competition. It also confirms that it is legal to produce, market and install racing equipment.  
Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 3:15pm

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. 

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:57pm

Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was approved by the South Dakota Legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:54pm

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 approved by the Nebraska State Legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:49pm

The West Virginia Legislature passed a House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R. 14) officially designating July 10, 2016, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state.

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:42pm

The U.S. House Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on how three-dimensional (3D) printing is transforming the process of producing parts and tools.

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:16am

A West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into race cars was approved by the West Virginia House in a vote by all members.

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:12am

The Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution (HCR 8) that calls on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF).

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:07am

Join industry leaders in Washington, D.C., May 11, for the 2016 SEMA Washington Rally.

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