Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:08pm

As the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act builds momentum in Washington, D.C., it’s up to the race community and industry to continue the energy and rally customers, employees, followers and friends to take action and tell Congress to save our racecars.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:03pm

Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has again issued a proclamation designating July 2017 as Automotive Heritage Month in the province.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:49pm

Legislation to provide for special plates for use on collector vehicles and allow for the transfer of these plates between the collector vehicles owned by the collector was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:46pm

Legislation to exempt a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer that is licensed as an antique vehicle from the imposition of local license tax and fees was signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:44pm

SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles has been reintroduced in the New York State Assembly.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:41pm

Legislation to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as “classics” has been introduced in the Nevada Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:37pm

Legislation to provide for the issuance of a single rear-mounted license plate for certain motor vehicles was approved by the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee and will be sent to the Senate floor for a vote by all members.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:34pm

Legislation to allow a camping or fifth-wheel trailer more than 25 years old to be permanently registered for a $52.50 fee was approved by the Missouri House of Representatives.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:31pm

Legislation has been introduced to create a separate definition for “antique motor vehicles” and require that they undergo annual emissions inspections to ensure that they meet emissions standards in effect at the time of manufacture.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:28pm

Legislation to allow funds collected for California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMRV) program to be spent by other agencies on unrelated programs and never reimbursed was approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:20pm

The U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills to combat frivolous lawsuits, which are a distraction for businesses and can create financial hardship.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 1:57pm

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 1315) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to cap the amount of ethanol that can be blended into conventional gasoline at 10% and prohibit the sale of E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol).

Posted on: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:19pm

SEMA’s chairman urges the race industry to take action.

Posted on: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:57am

Two U.S. House of Representatives committees with jurisdiction over healthcare legislation have approved a bill to repeal, replace and amend much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obamacare.

Posted on: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:48am

Legislation to create a special procedure for a person in possession of an abandoned antique vehicle to apply for and receive title to the vehicle was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:45am

Legislation to empower two or more contiguous counties to form regional recreation authorities to establish new recreational trail systems and recreation management programs tailored to the needs of their communities was approved by the Senate Natural Resources Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:27am

Legislation to promote and fund outdoor recreation and tourism development by establishing the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreation Authority (KMRA) has been approved by the Kentucky House.

Posted on: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:50am

SEMA has joined with a number of leading outdoor recreation trade associations to promote federal policy reforms for rebuilding and expanding the nation’s recreation-related infrastructure.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Add your name today to the effort to save our racecars. Visit www.sema.org/rpm.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:16am

Legislation to empower three or more contiguous counties to form regional recreation authorities to establish new recreational trail systems and recreation-management programs tailored to the needs of their communities was reintroduced.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:13am

Legislation that would make it a criminal offense to disturb the peace has been reintroduced in the West Virginia House.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:11am

Legislation to establish a road-usage fee for all New Hampshire motor vehicles with a miles-per-gallon rating of more than 22.5 will not be considered in a vote by the full House and is essentially dead for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:09am

Legislation to allow a camping or fifth-wheel trailer more than 25 years old to be permanently registered for a $52.50 fee was approved by the House Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:06am

Legislation has been introduced in Massachusetts to allow vehicle owners to choose whether or not to display a front license plate.

Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:02am

A Georgia Senate Resolution to urge the U.S. Congress to eliminate all requirements for the use of ethanol as a fuel for vehicles and equipment was approved by the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee.

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