Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:50pm

In February, the U.S. Department of Commerce recommended that President Trump impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, reasoning that a dependence on foreign sources for these critical materials poses a threat to national security.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:37am

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:32pm

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:19pm

From The HillPresident Trump signed a Republican-supported bill into law that overhauls the U.S. tax code and reduces taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade. The U.S. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) just before Christmas. It provides the most sweeping changes to the federal tax code in decades while reducing tax bills for businesses and workers alike.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:58am

Law and OrderWisconsin Emissions: Legislation has been introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly to provide an emissions-testing exemption for vehicles that are at least 10 model years old. The SEMA-supported bill has been referred to the Transportation Committee. Under current law, the emissions-test exemption for older cars is restricted to ’95 and earlier vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:04am

The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill to extend the emissions inspection exemption to vehicles that are model-year ’67 or older, as well as diesel vehicles ’97 or older.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 8:59am

A bill was introduced that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit the use of these vehicles for occasional travel or pleasure driving, which is defined as not more than one day per week.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 8:57am

Legislation was introduced to allow for window tinting if it meets a minimum standard of 35% light transmittance.

Posted on: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 8:55am

Legislation was introduced to allow a vehicle built for the United States Armed Forces to be registered and operated on public highways in Idaho, even if such vehicle does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:54pm

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:40pm

SEMA members can connect with legislative officials and voice their concerns on issues that matter most to their businesses.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:37pm

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

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:34pm

Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow qualifying military vehicles to be registered and operated on public roadways as “antiques.”

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:31pm

Utah lawmakers are considering a bill to align off-highway vehicle (OHV) registration fees with the areas of impact and required services.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:28pm

Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law a bill allowing historic vehicles to display a single license plate.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:26pm

Legislation requiring plates on the front and back of all motor vehicles died when the legislature adjourned. 

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:20pm

The U.S. Department of Commerce recommended that President Trump impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, citing a potential dependence on foreign sources for these critical materials poses a threat to national security.

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:55pm

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:54pm

Legislation to create a two-year pilot program allowing all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest is pending consideration by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources.

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:51pm

Legislation to amend the law for historic vehicles to allow for a single plate has been passed by the House and Senate and sent to the Governor for signature.

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:48pm

A bill has been introduced that allows for the titling of a military High-Mobility Multipurpose Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee).

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:46pm

A bill has been introduced in New Mexico to require registration plates on the front and back of all motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:44pm

Legislation was introduced in the Maryland Senate to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage simply because aftermarket or recycled parts had been installed or someone other than the dealer had serviced the vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:28am

Legislation allowing three or more contiguous counties to form regional recreation authorities to establish new recreational trail systems was approved by the West Virginia Senate and sent to the House.

Posted on: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:25am

Two license plate bills have been introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives.

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