Government Affairs News

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:04am

A version of SEMA-model legislation that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles remains pending in the New Jersey Assembly.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:49pm

Legislation to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks was not approved by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:42pm

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is on the move this summer to let motorsports participants and fans know about the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act.”

Posted on: Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that requires the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to re-open the 75,000-acre Clear Creek National Recreation Area (NRA) in California’s San Benito and Fresno counties for recreational use.

Posted on: Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 2:50pm

U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry introduced an amendment to the fiscal 2017 spending plan for the Interior Department and U.S. EPA.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 9:48am

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to eliminate fines imposed on companies with fewer than 50 employees that do not sponsor health care plans but provide pre-tax dollars to workers through Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).

Posted on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:07pm

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is on the move this summer to let motorsports participants and fans know about the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act.”

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:33am

Legislation to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of ’80 or older model-year vehicles was approved by the California Senate.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:30am

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 signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 3:12pm

In a severe disappointment for the old-car hobby, the California Senate failed to gain final approval before the June 3 deadline for amended legislation (S.B. 1239) to exempt motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions-inspection requirement.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:29pm

June is a critical month for the RPM Act. The House Energy and Commerce Committee must pass the RPM Act before the full Congress can vote on it. Don’t let Congress leave for its month-long summer recess without taking Committee action first. Contact your lawmakers today and urge them to act now!

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:42am

The visit highlights the importance of the RPM Act to business and the local economy.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:37am

Legislation to raise gas taxes and require a study of a road-usage tax died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:35am

Legislation to establish a road usage fee for motor vehicles registered to travel on state roads died when the legislature failed to act.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:31am

Legislation to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:28am

Amended legislation to exempt motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from emissions inspection requirements was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:18am

Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 8.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:36am

SEMA members have been instrumental in rallying dozens more members of Congress to co-sponsor the bipartisan RPM Act.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:50am

A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:47am

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 Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:46am

Legislation that makes minimal changes to Maryland’s historic vehicle requirements was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan. As introduced, the bill appeared to subject historic vehicles of model-year ’86 and later to undergo periodic safety inspections.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:40am

Legislation to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of ’80 or older model-year vehicles was approved by the California Senate Appropriations Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:34am

A Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on amended legislation to exempt motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from emissions-inspection requirement has been set for Friday, May 27, 2016.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:31am

The U.S. Congress has reached agreement on a bipartisan plan to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—legislation to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with broad new duties and powers to regulate hazardous chemicals.

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:56am

Video: SPEED SPORT’s Ralph Sheheen interviews RPM Act sponsor Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) about the threat to racing, and why passage of the bipartisan RPM Act is the only way to end that threat and protect the future of American motorsports.

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