Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:29am

The once 13-mile racetrack is now less than eight miles long due to salt erosion.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:27am

Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Vehicle Association of British Columbia, the province of British Columbia has again issued a proclamation designating July 8, 2017, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:25am

In 2014, legislation to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year-of-manufacture plates for antique vehicles was enacted into law.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:22am

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 2, 2017 - 11:20am

Legislation to create a mileage-based user fee pilot program to be implemented instead of the gas tax was introduced. 

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:18am

Legislation has been introduced in the Missouri Senate to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:15am

Legislation to prohibit the state or a local jurisdiction from imposing a vehicle miles traveled tax or other similar fees, tolls or taxes has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:13am

A House Concurrent Resolution to create a mileage-based transportation funding task force to determine the feasibility of implementing a road-user fee instead of the gas tax was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:10am

Legislation to broaden the single-plate allowance to include motor vehicles which are 30 model years old or older, and reconstructed or specially constructed vehicles built to resemble motor vehicles which are 30 model years old or older was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:07am

Legislation was introduced to provide that motor vehicles registered as “secondary vehicles” and driven less than 5,000 miles per year may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:05am

Legislation to provide that no motor-vehicle muffler or exhaust system shall emit a noise level greater than 60 decibels was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:02am

SEMA-supported 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, February 2, 2017 - 7:24am

Enthusiasts and the industry are urged to visit www.sema.org/rpm to support the RPM Act of 2017.

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:37pm

A bill to protect motorsports was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:45am

Legislation was introduced in the New York State Senate to provide that a historical motor vehicle which was not manufactured with a license plate display area on the front of the vehicle may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:41am

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set significantly lower exposure limits for beryllium and related compounds.

Posted on: Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:23am

In response to a request from Congress, the Copyright Office issued a final report on the interplay between copyright law and products that operate using software, including motor vehicles and parts.

Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 2:28pm

The National Park Service (NPS) finalized changes to its special regulation for off-road vehicle (ORV) use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina.

Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:42am

President Obama used his power under the Antiquities Act to designate a 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah and a 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada.

Posted on: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 1:00pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in aerosol degreasers and as a spot-removal agent in dry cleaning.

Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:49am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a proposed rule to require installation of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology on new cars.

Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:42am

Over the past year, the racing community undertook an unprecedented effort to protect Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated racecars and our industry’s right to sell the parts that support the sport.

Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:30am

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated Form I-9, which is used to verify the identity and employment authorization for individuals hired to work in the United States.

Posted on: Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:06am

The U.S. Congress passed legislation allowing small employers with 50 or fewer employees to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to their employees as an alternative to providing health insurance.

Posted on: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:49am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposed rule that would require light-duty vehicle manufacturers to place a label on the passenger-side sun visor, which describes how to submit a safety-related defect complaint to the agency.

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