Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:50am

Participate in the SEMA Washington Rally (Wednesday, May 11) to connect with legislators on Capitol Hill and let them know what matters most to you and your business.

Posted on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 11:27am

The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a new plan for regulating off-highway vehicle (OHV) access to the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Posted on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 11:19am

As a result of its 2015 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a warning to Alibaba requiring the global e-commerce company take steps to address counterfeiting or face relisting on the Notorious Markets List.

Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:44am

SEMA has created a new website resource to answer basic questions about the new federal law allowing low-volume automakers to sell turn-key replica cars to their customers.

Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:14am

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax cut package that would make several SEMA-supported tax credits permanent rather than extending them for one or two years, often retroactively.

Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 10:58am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing to add crash-avoidance technology and pedestrian protection to its five-star New Car Assessment Program starting in model-year ’19.

Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 9:30am

The highway transportation bill signed into law by the president includes several provisions covering tires.

Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 9:12am

It’s a new era for the kit-car industry. President Obama signed into law legislation that will permit low-volume car manufacturers to produce turn-key replica vehicles for customers nationwide.

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 4:04pm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final targets for the amount of ethanol to be blended into gasoline in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 3:59pm

SEMA has created a new website resource to help the motorsports community understand state and federal law governing trailers and tow vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 10:54am

Performance Racing Industry (PRI) magazine Editor Dan Schechner will moderate a panel of industry experts in a discussion of the current state of land-speed racing.

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 10:50am

On the eve of this year’s PRI trade show, SEMA's in-house attorney will provide a plain-language presentation on how to protect the racing industry’s ideas, brands and creative works. 

Posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:08pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) added two automatic emergency braking systems to its list of recommended safety features as part of its five-star New Car Assessment Program.

Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:19am

An Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR 79) has been introduced in Wisconsin to annually designate the second Friday in July as Collector Vehicle Appreciation Day in the state.

Posted on: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:19pm

There’s a lot happening in our nation’s capital that affects your bottom line. SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) is working hard to ensure that our industry is protected, but we can’t do it alone.

Posted on: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:18pm

Automotive media personality Courtney Hansen will once again be the guest of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) at SEMA Ignited.

Posted on: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:37am

The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a ruling to allow vehicle owners to perform vehicle diagnosis, repair and modification without fear of prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:30am

Legislation has been introduced that would allow vehicles that display a Michigan historic vehicle plate or an authentic Michigan registration plate free access to state parks hosting a car show, classic car cruise or other similar event.

Posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:26am

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, October 22, 2015 - 8:14am

The next president will guide policies that impact your business and livelihood.

Posted on: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:06pm

Legislation has been reintroduced in Pennsylvania to extend the emissions-inspection exemption to vehicles never before registered in the state or any other jurisdiction for 10 years from the date of original registration.

Posted on: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:58pm

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is debuting a homebuilt ’31 Ford Model A hot rod at their 2015 SEMA Show display.

Posted on: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:51pm

SEMA members have a unique opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one meeting with an expert on intellectual property rights.

Posted on: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 3:22pm

New laws are changing the way patents should be pursued, and how you should view the patents of others.

Posted on: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 3:17pm

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by an overwhelming margin in the House of Representatives and will now be sent to the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee for consideration.

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