Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:46pm

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has requested the public to help identify roadway infrastructure, which will need to be modified or enhanced to eliminate barriers to motor vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (ADS).

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:42pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested the public to assist in identifying any regulatory barriers within the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to the testing and certification of motor vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (ADS) or unconventional interior designs.

Posted on: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:57pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether states can require internet retailers to collect sales taxes even when they have no physical presence in the state.

Posted on: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:55pm

Legislation was introduced in the West Virginia House to provide antique military vehicles an exemption from the requirement to display license plates.

Posted on: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:46pm

Legislation has been introduced in the Virginia Senate to exclude antique motor vehicles, defined as motor vehicles 25 years old or older, from the requirement that such vehicles be equipped with an exhaust system in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual levels of noise.

Posted on: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:43pm

Legislation has been reintroduced in the New York Senate to provide that historical vehicle owners only pay a one-time registration fee of $100 upon initial registration.

Posted on: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:40pm

Legislation has been introduced in the Iowa Senate to provide for the creation of license plates for special-interest vehicles in the state.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 9:54pm

Legislation has been introduced in the Washington Senate to allow for personalized license plates for collector vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:34pm

Several pieces of pro-hobby legislation failed to receive full consideration before the end of the 2016–2017 legislative session and died when the 2018–2019 legislature convened.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:30pm

Iowa has introduced legislation that allows model ’78 or older vehicles to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:28pm

Legislation 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 died as the legislature adjourned.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:24pm

Legislation introduced in the California Assembly would require a transition to fully electric vehicles in the state by the year 2040.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:34pm

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:32pm

The Internal Revenue Service has set the standard business-mileage deduction at 54.5 cents per mile for 2018.

Posted on: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:34pm

Legislation (S.B. 647) has been introduced in the Wisconsin Senate to eliminate the requirement of buyer identification cards to purchase vehicles from the salvage vehicle pool.

Posted on: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 7:21pm

The webinar will be held Tuesday, January 9, at 12:00 p.m. (EST)/9:00 a.m. (PST), and will include a presentation from Paula Calimafde, president and general counsel of the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC), and Jessica Summers, SBLC’s strategic policy director.

Posted on: Monday, January 1, 2018 - 10:10pm

Trent KellyAugust 21, 2017, will be remembered as the day the United States experienced its first total solar eclipse since 1979. For U.S. Representative Trent Kelly (R-MS) and the employees of COMP Performance Group, it was also a special day when the paths of an industry-leading manufacturer and a colonel-turned-congressman intersected.

Posted on: Monday, January 1, 2018 - 6:50pm

CamaroCalifornia Cleaning Product Labeling Law: Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law to require cleaning-product manufacturers to disclose all ingredients and “contaminants of concern” on the product label and the manufacturer’s website.

Posted on: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 3:37pm

When he came into office, President Trump immediately issued an executive order directing all federal agencies to review existing regulations and determine whether any should be rescinded or modified.

Posted on: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 9:13pm

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 4:15pm

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” overhauls the U.S. tax code and reduces taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade.

Posted on: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:32pm

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support. Even if you wrote to Congress in 2016, SEMA urges all race fans and businesses to take action again. Go to www.sema.org/RPM to support the RPM Act of 2017 and secure the future of racing today!

Posted on: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:48pm

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have passed different tax reform bills that must be reconciled into a single measure.

Posted on: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:45pm

President Trump traveled to Salt Lake City earlier this week, where he signed proclamations to reduce the size of two Utah-based national monuments by more than 2 million acres.

Posted on: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:39pm

The bill (H.R. 350) was approved by a vote of 33 to 20, and is now eligible for consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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