Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:23am

In response to a request from Congress, the Copyright Office issued a final report on the interplay between copyright law and products that operate using software, including motor vehicles and parts.

Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 2:28pm

The National Park Service (NPS) finalized changes to its special regulation for off-road vehicle (ORV) use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina.

Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:42am

President Obama used his power under the Antiquities Act to designate a 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah and a 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada.

Posted on: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 1:00pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in aerosol degreasers and as a spot-removal agent in dry cleaning.

Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:49am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a proposed rule to require installation of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology on new cars.

Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:42am

Over the past year, the racing community undertook an unprecedented effort to protect Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated racecars and our industry’s right to sell the parts that support the sport.

Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:30am

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated Form I-9, which is used to verify the identity and employment authorization for individuals hired to work in the United States.

Posted on: Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:06am

The U.S. Congress passed legislation allowing small employers with 50 or fewer employees to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to their employees as an alternative to providing health insurance.

Posted on: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:49am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposed rule that would require light-duty vehicle manufacturers to place a label on the passenger-side sun visor, which describes how to submit a safety-related defect complaint to the agency.

Posted on: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:46am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final targets for the amount of ethanol to be blended into gasoline in 2017, relying on expanded voluntary sales of E15 in order to meet the targets.

Posted on: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:43am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified 10 chemicals to be evaluated as potentially hazardous compounds under the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Posted on: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:40am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued proposed voluntary guidelines intended to help address driver distraction associated with mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 8:44am

A federal judge in Texas placed a nationwide hold on a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that raises wages for an estimated 4.2 million salaried workers.

Posted on: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:34am

SEMA urges the industry and racers to rally to reach the 200,000-letter milestone.

Posted on: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:55am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has established a new safety standard requiring all new hybrid and electric light-duty vehicles to emit a sound alerting pedestrians to their presence.

Posted on: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:52am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) updated Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110 to clarify that special trailer (ST) tires may be installed on new trailers with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 lbs. or less.

Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 1:36pm

Don’t forget to make time in your SEMA Show schedule to take advantage of opportunities to support the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act.

Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:33am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a guidance document intended to help protect motor vehicles from cyber attacks and unauthorized access.

Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:18am

Automotive media personality and racing fan Courtney Hansen will once again be the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) guest at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:48pm

Sponsored by ETTN, HRIA, MPMC, WTC and ARMO councils and networks.

Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:12am

It’s a new era for the kit-car industry! Last year, a law was enacted to permit car manufacturers to produce turn-key replica vehicles for customers nationwide.

Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:37am

A common misconception is that emissions-related products not sold in California are “49-state legal.”

Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:25am

SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated July 14, 2017.

Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:19am

Your support for the RPM Act before the end of the year is critical.

Posted on: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 2:18pm

SEMA has submitted a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) requesting Alibaba be included on the 2016 Notorious Markets List.

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