Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 11:12am

A bill that originally sought to increase the population of vehicles prohibited from modifying the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was heavily amended, approved by the North Dakota State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jack Dalrymple.

Posted on: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 11:10am

Legislation to repeal the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by a conference committee comprised of members from the House and Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 11:08am

Compromise legislation to allow the issuance of only a single license plate to historic vehicles and street rods was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan.

Posted on: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 11:04am

Legislation to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to post ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website was approved by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on an 8–6 vote.

Posted on: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 11:00am

The Senate version of a bill to amend the California law governing “Made in U.S.A.” labeling will be considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Posted on: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:44am

Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 10, 2015.

Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:25pm

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language that prohibits until 2025 the Interior Department from making a decision on whether to list the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:21pm

Legislation to ease the burden on hobbyists by requiring the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, upon the owner’s request, to issue titles for vehicles not currently required to be titled under Vermont law was amended and approved by the Vermont House.

Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:20pm

Legislation that once threatened to increase annual motor vehicle registration fees by $25 was signed into law by Governor Butch Otter.

Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:17pm

Legislation to extend the emissions inspection exemption for new cars was pending on the floor of the Senate when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:50am

SEMA-opposed legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:47am

Compromise legislation to allow the issuance of only a single license plate to historic vehicles and street rods was approved by the House and Senate and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Posted on: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:42am

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade Subcommittee passed legislation targeting “patent trolls” that defraud unsuspecting businesses by falsely asserting patent rights.

Posted on: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:36am

The U.S. Department of Interior’s decision not to place the bi-state sage grouse on the Endangered Species list is welcome news to off-road enthusiasts.

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:05am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made two changes to the rule governing the tire identification number (TIN) that appears on all new and retreaded motor-vehicle tires sold in the United States.

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:57am

Several bills introduced in Iowa in 2015 failed to be approved prior to the crossover deadline, when legislation must have passed the original chamber of jurisdiction (House or Senate) and been sent to the other for consideration.

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:42am

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 2015 as “Automotive Heritage Month” in the province.

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:38am

Legislation to require the state to charge and collect a miles-driven fee of up to $200 for a one-year vehicle registration and up to $400 for a two-year vehicle registration was introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:21am

Legislation to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle” was amended and approved by the Nevada Assembly Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:15am

Legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “Antique Motor Vehicles” was approved by the full New Hampshire Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:10am

Under an agreement reached by the House and Senate, legislation that threatened to increase annual registration fees by $25 for all motor vehicles was reduced to $21 and sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:04am

Legislation in the California legislature to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to include all ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturers’ website will be considered by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. 

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:00am

A bill to amend the California law governing “Made in U.S.A.” labeling was approved by an assembly committee and is now on the floor of the assembly for a vote by all members.

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:57am

SEMA has assembled links to dozens of federal and state government websites that address a wide variety of small-businesses issues.

Posted on: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 3:56pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is convening two small-business advocacy review panels to consider ways to restrict the use of three chemicals found in degreasing and paint-stripping operations.

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