Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:35pm

A bill that originally sought to increase the population of vehicles prohibited from modifying the manufacturer's original suspension, steering or brake system was amended and approved by the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:31pm

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:28pm

Legislation to drastically alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle” was considered by the Nevada Transportation Committee, but no vote has yet been taken.

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:25pm

SEMA-opposed legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland was amended and approved by the full House of Delegates.

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:21pm

Amended House legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods was approved by the full Maryland House of Delegates.

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:17pm

A Florida House subcommittee approved amended legislation that originally directed the Department of Transportation to undertake a study on the impact of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:10pm

Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Vehicle Association of British Columbia (SVABC), the province of British Columbia has again issued a proclamation designating July 11, 2015, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the province.

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:06pm

Legislation to allow the State Highway Commission to implement a pilot program that charged drivers based on vehicle miles traveled was withdrawn by the bill’s sponsor after a public outcry.

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:01pm

The Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the estate tax, which impacts an estimated 5,500 families, including many small-business owners.

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 2:40pm

For many of you, “politics” is a four-letter word, but there’s a lot happening in our nation’s capital that affects your bottom line.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:08am

Several bills introduced in West Virginia in 2015 failed to be approved by both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:02am

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the Hawaii Senate and sent to the House with a significant amendment.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:52am

SEMA-supported legislation to include trucks more than 25 years old (regardless of weight) in the definition of eligible “Antique Motor Vehicles” was approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:44am

Legislation to allow the State Highway Commission to implement a pilot program that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled was approved by the House Public Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:25am

House legislation to require the issuance of only a single license plate for historic vehicles and street rods was drastically amended and approved by the House Environment and Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:19am

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered was approved by the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee and now moves to the full Senate for a vote by all members.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:14am

Legislation to put in place a new and more beneficial valuation procedure for older vehicles was signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:05am

SEMA is currently in discussions with Nevada assembly member Marilyn Kirkpatrick regarding legislation to alter the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as a “classic vehicle.”

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 8:59am

Legislation, opposed by SEMA, to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland was amended and approved by the House Environment and Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:05pm

Legislation to exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed as factory equipment was signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:01pm

Legislation has been introduced 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 manufacturer’s website.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:15am

Fifty-eight first-timers were elected to the House of Representatives and 13 to the U.S. Senate. Among them are the future champions of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:57am

In 2013, SEMA-supported legislation to prohibit the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol in Maine was signed into law.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:53am

Legislation to put in place a new and more beneficial valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky Legislature and now moves to Governor Steve Beshear for his signature and enactment into law.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:50am

Legislation to prohibit the sale of motor fuel with an ethanol mixture was introduced in the Texas House of Representatives.

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