Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 7:12pm

Congress passed and President Obama signed into law "cash for
clunkers" legislation which contains two hard-fought SEMA provisions to lessen the program's impact to collectors and the aftermarket.

Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 7:12pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the
State of California have issued separate proposals to establish a tire
fuel efficiency rating system.

Posted on: Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:35pm

California Assemblyman Mike Duvall is the new chairman of the SEMA-sponsored State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus.

Posted on: Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:35pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking
public comment on whether to apply the bumper standard to light trucks,
vans and SUVs (collectively referred to as LTVs).

Posted on: Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:35pm

The popular social-networking site Facebook announced that it will allow participants to register personalized URLs to direct interested parties to their Facebook pages.

Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:20pm

Lawmakers are seeking to enact legislation into law in 2009 that would
fundamentally reform how Americans gain access to the nation’s health
care system.

Posted on: Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 7:31pm

SEMA-opposed legislation (A.B. 859) in the California Assembly to
require annual Smog check inspections for vehicles 15-years old and
older was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee and is
essentially dead for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 7:31pm

SEMA is opposing a California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposal to
spend roughly $30 million annually for an Enhanced Fleet Modernization
Program (EFMP) to augment the State's existing voluntary accelerated
vehicle retirement program (scrappage).

Posted on: Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 7:31pm

A version of SEMA model legislation has been reintroduced in the
Michigan State Legislature that would outlaw local zoning ordinances
that prohibit the hobby of collecting and restoring motor vehicles.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 7:01pm

California Assemblyman Mike Duvall is the new chairman of the SEMA-sponsored State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus.

Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 5:47pm

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate to establish a one-year
national vehicle scrappage program includes a SEMA provision to prevent
cars that are 25 years or older from being crushed.

Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 5:47pm

SEMA members can stay up-to-date on all the current state legislation
affecting the specialty equipment industry by visiting the SEMA Action
Network at www.semasan.com.

Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 5:47pm

Nearly 27 million small-business owners, employees and dependents are uninsured under the current healthcare system. SEMA members responded to a comprehensive survey with a clear message that the system is broken.

Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 5:47pm

State lawmakers who are members of the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus.

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:01pm

President Barack Obama announced plans to set new fuel-economy
standards beginning with model year 2012 vehicles and to regulate
carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through a national standard rather than a
patchwork of state-by-state rules.

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:01pm

Beginning on June 15, the U.S. Small Business Administration will
provide a 100% guarantee on “America’s Recovery Capital” (ARC)
loans, a $255 million program established under the Recovery Act of
2009.

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:01pm

SEMA has a proven legislative and regulatory program led by a professional staff based in Washington, D.C. that continually works on behalf of the membership. Meet the SEMA Government Affairs and Legal Staff.

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:01pm

Fans of the auto hobby and racing are everywhere, even in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus.

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:01pm

SEMA-model legislation (H.B. 2412) to create a vehicle registration
classification for street rods, custom vehicles and replicas and
provide for special license plates for these vehicles did not receive a
vote by the Texas House of Representatives before the legislature’s
crossover deadline.

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:01pm

By a 50-4 vote, the House Energy Committee approved federal legislation
to provide a government voucher to consumers who buy a new car in
exchange for scrapping a less fuel-efficient vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:01pm

SEMA has a proven legislative and regulatory program led by a fulltime professional staff that continually works on behalf of the membership.

Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:49pm

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued
the results of a study which indicates that amber rear turn signals may
be 5.3% more effective than red rear turn signals at preventing
rear-end collisions in which the driver used a turn signal.

Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:49pm

Legislation was introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
which would designate as wilderness 19 million acres of land in Idaho,
Montana, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington.

Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:49pm

SEMA urged Congress to include two additional provisions to controversial legislation that would provide a government voucher to consumers who buy a new car in exchange for scrapping a less fuel-efficient vehicle.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 6:22pm

Amendments offered as lawmakers finalize vehicle scrappage program.

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