Thousands have already rallied to tell the White House to protect racecars. Now it's time to tell Congress to pass the newly introduced RPM Act and make it clear that it has always been legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track.
Government Affairs News
The West Virginia Senate passed a House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R. 14) completing legislative action and officially designating July 10, 2016, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state.
Legislation to allow the issuance, at the option of the vehicle owner, of only a single rear-mounted license plate died when the legislature adjourned for the year. The bill had not been given committee consideration.
Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was signed into law by Governor Dennis Daugaard.
Legislation to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service was introduced.
Legislation to provide for the issuance (for an annual $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars which were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts.
Legislation has been reintroduced in the California Senate by Senator Ted Gaines to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions-inspection requirement.
In January 2017, U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) reintroduced the RPM Act (H.R. 350), a bipartisan bill that protects Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated racecars and industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete.
Washington, DC (March 8, 2016) – SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting today praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect thousands of American racecar enthusiasts from overreaching U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Legislation to allow the issuance of a single license plate for special-interest motor vehicles was approved by the South Dakota Legislature.
Legislation to provide for the issuance (for an annual $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars which were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was approved by the Nebraska State Legislature.
The West Virginia Legislature passed a House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R. 14) officially designating July 10, 2016, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state.
The U.S. House Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on how three-dimensional (3D) printing is transforming the process of producing parts and tools.
A West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into race cars was approved by the West Virginia House in a vote by all members.
The Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution (HCR 8) that calls on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF).
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Last week SEMA informed its members and the racing public of an important proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation aiming to make it illegal to convert street vehicles into cars used exclusively at the track.
President Obama has designated three new national monuments located in California’s Mojave Desert.
In response to a request made by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study on the interplay between copyright law and consumer products that contain software, including motor vehicles.
SEMA-opposed legislation that would have required manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to post ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website was defeated in the California State Assembly.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed revisions to its portable fuel container (PFC) rules.
In an effort to protect U.S. companies against intellectual property theft, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that enables companies to protect their trade secrets in federal court.
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Intellectual Property Subcommittee held a hearing on a bill that would reduce the length of design patents for automotive crash parts from 14 years to 30 months, including those previously issued.
Thanks to the efforts of Delegate Gary Howell, a West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R. 14) has been introduced to designate the second Friday in July as West Virginia Collector Car Appreciation Day.
SEMA-model legislation that would allow West Virginia’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit was reintroduced for the 2016 legislative session.