Government Affairs News
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.
Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was approved by the South Dakota Legislature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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.
President Obama has designated three new national monuments located in California’s Mojave Desert.
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.
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.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed revisions to its portable fuel container (PFC) rules.
In an effort to protect U.S. companies against intellectual property theft, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that enables companies to protect their trade secrets in federal court.
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Intellectual Property Subcommittee held a hearing on a bill that would reduce the length of design patents for automotive crash parts from 14 years to 30 months, including those previously issued.
Thanks to the efforts of Delegate Gary Howell, a West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R. 14) has been introduced to designate the second Friday in July as West Virginia Collector Car Appreciation Day.
SEMA-model legislation that would allow West Virginia’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit was reintroduced for the 2016 legislative session.
Legislation has been introduced in the Idaho State Senate to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.
Legislation has been reintroduced in Iowa to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.
A version of SEMA-model legislation that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly.
In a conversation with the Maryland State Police, SEMA has learned that legislation to revise the state’s historic vehicle registration requirements is only intended to subject historic vehicles of model-year ’86 and later to equipment-repair orders.
Legislation to subject historic vehicles of model year ’86 and later to undergo periodic safety inspections will be considered by the House Environment and Transportation Committee on January 28, 2016.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a SEMA-supported bill to reduce burdensome regulations on business owners and job creators.
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