Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:05pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and virtually all of the major automakers have agreed to voluntarily install automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems on all new cars by 2022 and heavier SUVs and pickup trucks by 2024.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:57pm

A SEMA-supported resolution urging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats was approved by the Utah House and Senate and signed by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:20am

Earlier this week, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) questioned EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s proposed regulation that would prohibit the conversion of a motor vehicle to a race-only vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:25am

A website makes it easy to identify your reps and send letters of support.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:21am

Thousands have already rallied to tell the White House to protect racecars. Now it's time to tell Congress to pass the newly introduced RPM Act and make it clear that it has always been legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:18am

The West Virginia Senate passed a House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R. 14) completing legislative action and officially designating July 10, 2016, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:16am

Legislation to allow the issuance, at the option of the vehicle owner, of only a single rear-mounted license plate died when the legislature adjourned for the year. The bill had not been given committee consideration.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:14am

Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was signed into law by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:57am

Legislation 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 was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:54am

Legislation to provide for the issuance (for an annual $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars which were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts.

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:52am

Legislation has been reintroduced in the California Senate by Senator Ted Gaines to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions-inspection requirement.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:35am

Urge your legislators to pass the RPM Act, which clarifies that it has always been legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 7:15am

Washington, DC (March 8, 2016) – SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting today praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect thousands of American racecar enthusiasts from overreaching U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. 

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:57pm

Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was approved by the South Dakota Legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:54pm

Legislation to provide for the issuance (for an annual $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars which were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was approved by the Nebraska State Legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:49pm

The West Virginia Legislature passed a House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R. 14) officially designating July 10, 2016, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state.

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:42pm

The U.S. House Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on how three-dimensional (3D) printing is transforming the process of producing parts and tools.

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:16pm

A West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into race cars was approved by the West Virginia House in a vote by all members.

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:12pm

The Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution (HCR 8) that calls on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF).

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:07pm

Join industry leaders in Washington, D.C., May 11, for the 2016 SEMA Washington Rally.

Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:17am

Last week SEMA informed its members and the racing public of an important proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation aiming to make it illegal to convert street vehicles into cars used exclusively at the track.

Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 10:50am

President Obama has designated three new national monuments located in California’s Mojave Desert.

Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 10:46am

In response to a request made by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study on the interplay between copyright law and consumer products that contain software, including motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 2:10pm

SEMA-opposed legislation that would have required manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to post ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website was defeated in the California State Assembly.

Posted on: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 3:28pm

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed revisions to its portable fuel container (PFC) rules.

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