Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:18am

A bill has been introduced in the Maryland Senate to establish a permanent Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail fund for the purpose of maintaining and constructing OHV trails on land owned or leased by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Posted on: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:14am

A bill was introduced to eliminate a recent requirement that $833,000 collected from off-highway vehicle (OHV) taxes and fees be transferred to the state of California’s general fund rather deposited into the Off-Highway Vehicle Fund.

Posted on: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:15am

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:42pm

Federal Recreation Advisory Committee: U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the creation of a Recreation Advisory Committee to help improve visitor experiences on public lands.

Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:43am

Join fellow SEMA members in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 16, for the 2018 SEMA Washington Rally.

Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:03am

In case you missed the January 9 free webinar on how the new tax law will impact small businesses, their owners and employees, you have a second chance.

Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:00am

Legislation was introduced to create a special registration plate for fullsize special-purpose off-road vehicles, self-assembled or modified original-equipment manufactured vehicles, that would give them the same limited access to roads as all-terrain vehicles.

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

A bill was introduced that allows for window tinting as long as it meets the minimum standard of 25% light transmittance.

Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 8:54am

Legislation was introduced to extend the inspection exemption for new cars from two to five years from the date of purchase.

Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 8:48am

Legislation that adopts the SEMA-model legislation that would allow the use, sale, alteration or installation of car mufflers that meet a 95-decibel noise limit was introduced.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:54am

A bill was introduced to change the law so that the initial registration of passenger vehicles will never expire.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:12am

A bill has been introduced in the West Virginia State Legislature to provide owners of all motor vehicles registered in the state with an exemption from property taxes.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:08am

Legislation was introduced in Virginia House of Delegates to allow military surplus off-road vehicles to be registered as antiques.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:05am

Rhode Island introduced a bill to provide a courtesy plate for vehicles 25 years old or older.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:59am

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 was reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:55am

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica, assembled, kit and reconstructed cars are titled and registered has been introduced.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:52am

Legislation has been introduced in the Maryland State Senate to require the issuance of only a single license plate for all motor vehicles.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:49am

A bill was introduced that allows for window tinting if it meets the minimum standard of 35% light transmittance.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:46am

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 - 10:42am

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 - 1:57pm

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 - 1:55pm

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 - 1:46pm

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 - 1:43pm

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 - 1:40pm

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

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