Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:29pm

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 2:27pm

On March 23, 2018, the U.S. government imposed global tariffs on steel (25%) and aluminum (10%). U.S.-allied countries may seek an exemption if they can demonstrate fair trade practices.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:39pm

HawaiiCalifornia OHV Recreation: A bill was introduced to eliminate the requirement that $833,000 collected from off-highway vehicle (OHV) taxes and fees be transferred to the state’s general fund rather than being deposited into the Off-Highway Vehicle Fund. The legislation is currently in the Assembly Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:33pm

Several bills failed to be passed by the Maryland legislature before the deadline for consideration.

Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:31pm

The Maryland House and Senate have passed a bill to establish an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail Fund to maintain and construct trails for OHVs on land that is owned or leased by the Department of Natural Resources.

Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:15pm

The U.S. Government is pursuing two separate actions to challenge potentially harmful international trading practices. 

Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:31pm

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Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 9:00pm

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:28pm

Governor Ralph Northam signed into law a bill to exclude antique motor vehicles, defined as motor vehicles 25 years old or older, from the requirement that such vehicles be equipped with the vehicle’s original exhaust system or an equivalent to prevent excessive levels of noise.

Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:26pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:23pm

The Hawaii Senate passed a resolution seeking construction of a new race track facility on the island of Oahu.

Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:19pm

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation that is designed to promote access to outdoor recreation opportunities, streamline the permitting process for guides and recreation enthusiasts, make federal agencies accountable for prioritizing outdoor recreation and address the maintenance backlog on America’s public lands through increased volunteerism.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:50pm

During the 2018 SEMA Washington Rally, Wednesday, May 16, members can connect with legislative officials and voice their concerns on issues that matter most to their businesses.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:18pm

Governor Ralph Northam signed into law a bill that allows qualifying military vehicles to be registered and operated on public roadways as “antiques.”

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:16pm

A bill to allow owners the option of registering certain decommissioned military vehicles as regular motor vehicles has been introduced in the Minnesota House.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:13pm

The Idaho legislature adjourned for the year before passing a bill to exempt model-year ’07 and newer vehicles from emissions testing.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:10pm

Legislation to allow registration of former military vehicles as special-interest vehicles has been approved by the Hawaii Senate and the House Finance Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 8:06pm

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Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:21pm

Several bills introduced in Wisconsin in 2018 are now dead as they failed to pass before the legislative deadline for action.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:17pm

Governor Jim Justice signed into law legislation that allows for personalized license plates on antique vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:14pm

Governor Butch Otter signed into law legislation that allows a vehicle built for the U.S. Armed Forces to be registered and operated on public highways in Idaho, even if such a vehicle does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:11pm

Two Hawaii Senate Committees have passed a resolution seeking construction of a new race track facility on the island of Oahu.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:07pm

Last week, the budget committees in the California Legislature voted to provide more staff to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Aftermarket Parts Division.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:01pm

The U.S. government has launched an investigation into whether extra-large steel wheels imported from China are being dumped or illegally subsidized.

Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:55pm

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of about 1,300 product categories covering nearly $50 billion worth of U.S. imports from China that could be subject to a proposed 25% tariff.

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