Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:45pm

A bill to establish a State Trail Authority within the West Virginia Development Office has been passed by the Senate and sent to the House Rules Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:43pm

The Virginia Senate approved a bill that would allow qualifying military vehicles to be registered and operated on public roadways.

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:40pm

A bill allowing window tinting that met the minimum standard of 25% light transmittance died as the Utah legislature adjourned.

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:34pm

A bill has been introduced in the Michigan Senate to allow for the attachment of a tow ball, bicycle rack, removable hitch or any other device designed to carry an object on the rear of a vehicle, even if it obstructs the rear license plate.

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:27pm

President Trump signed into law the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” in December, which overhauls the U.S. tax code and reduces taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade.

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:26pm

SEMA-supported legislation (H.R. 5212/S. 2519) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to cap the amount of ethanol that is required to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply at 9.7%.

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:54pm

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:11pm

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has issued a draft Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:09pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established a new safety standard requiring all new hybrid and electric light-duty vehicles to emit a sound alerting pedestrians to their presence.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:06pm

The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill to allow for personalized license plates for antique vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:03pm

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to allow military surplus off-highway vehicles to be registered as antiques.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:58pm

Utah lawmakers are considering a bill to align off-highway vehicle registration fees with the areas of impact and required services.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:56pm

Legislation to allow registration of former military vehicles as special interest vehicles has been favorably considered by two committees and is awaiting a Senate floor vote. 

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:53pm

A bill has been introduced to extend the emissions inspection cycle from two years to four years for ’82 and newer model-year vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:50pm

In February, the U.S. Department of Commerce recommended that President Trump impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, reasoning that a dependence on foreign sources for these critical materials poses a threat to national security.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:37pm

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:32pm

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:19pm

From The HillPresident Trump signed a Republican-supported bill into law that overhauls the U.S. tax code and reduces taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade. The U.S. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) just before Christmas. It provides the most sweeping changes to the federal tax code in decades while reducing tax bills for businesses and workers alike.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:58pm

Law and OrderWisconsin Emissions: Legislation has been introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly to provide an emissions-testing exemption for vehicles that are at least 10 model years old. The SEMA-supported bill has been referred to the Transportation Committee. Under current law, the emissions-test exemption for older cars is restricted to ’95 and earlier vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:04pm

The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill to extend the emissions inspection exemption to vehicles that are model-year ’67 or older, as well as diesel vehicles ’97 or older.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:59pm

A bill was introduced that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit the use of these vehicles for occasional travel or pleasure driving, which is defined as not more than one day per week.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:57pm

Legislation was introduced to allow for window tinting if it meets a minimum standard of 35% light transmittance.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:55pm

Legislation was introduced to allow a vehicle built for the United States Armed Forces to be registered and operated on public highways in Idaho, even if such vehicle does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:54pm

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:40pm

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