Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:09pm

SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to curtail the President’s power to unilaterally designate national monuments.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:06pm

A dispute between dockworkers and employers has been tentatively resolved after federal involvement pushed the two sides to reach an agreement.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:20pm

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation to renew the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit, which expired at the end of 2014.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:38pm

The Wyoming State Legislature approved legislation to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were “originally manufactured without an installed bracket, device or other means to display and secure a front license plate.”

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:35pm

Legislation to eliminate the requirement that roof-mounted off-road light bars be covered when vehicles are operated on roads and highways was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee and has now been referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:31pm

Thanks to the efforts of Delegate Gary Howell, a West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution has been introduced to designate the second Friday in July as West Virginia Collector Car Appreciation Day.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:28pm

Identical legislation to exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed as standard factory equipment was approved by the Virginia House and Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:25pm

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Pennsylvania House.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:17pm

A bill to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible antique motor vehicles was approved by the House Transportation Committee and has been sent to the full House for a vote by all members.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:45pm

The Senate Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee approved legislation to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were not originally equipped with a display bracket on the front of the vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:40pm

Pro-hobby Virginia legislation, newly introduced for 2015, died when the bills failed to meet the deadline for crossing from one chamber to the other.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:36pm

A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level has been reintroduced in Vermont.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:33pm

Legislation to impose a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on motor vehicles that travel 5,000 or more miles per year has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:29pm

A bill to expand the types of vehicles that could not be modified from the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:27pm

Legislation that would prohibit the use of state resources to fund a program taxing car owners based on vehicle mileage has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:25pm

A version of SEMA-model legislation to add a vehicle registration classification for custom vehicles has been referred to the Iowa House Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:21pm

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Hawaii Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 5:37pm

In October 2015, the major credit card companies will be shifting liability for fraud onto merchants that do not make the switch from payment terminals that read magnetic strips to terminals equipped with electronic chip-reading technology.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:21pm

The 9th annual “King of the Hammers” was held last week in California’s Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreational Area.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 4:51pm

Legislation has been introduced in the West Virginia State Legislature to provide owners of all motor vehicles registered in the state with an exemption from property taxes.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 4:48pm

A bill to increase property taxes paid by owners of some antique motor vehicles was reintroduced in the West Virginia legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 4:45pm

Legislation to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 4:41pm

Legislation to authorize the owner of a motor vehicle for a $50 annual fee to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle was reintroduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 4:38pm

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 12, 2015 - 4:35pm

A version of SEMA-model legislation to permit motor vehicles equipped with nitrous-oxide systems has been introduced.

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