Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:30pm

Iowa has introduced legislation that allows model ’78 or older vehicles to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:28pm

Legislation to provide that motor vehicles registered as “secondary vehicles” and driven less than 5,000 miles per year may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle died as the legislature adjourned.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:24pm

Legislation introduced in the California Assembly would require a transition to fully electric vehicles in the state by the year 2040.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:34am

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 7:32am

The Internal Revenue Service has set the standard business-mileage deduction at 54.5 cents per mile for 2018.

Posted on: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 2:34pm

Legislation (S.B. 647) has been introduced in the Wisconsin Senate to eliminate the requirement of buyer identification cards to purchase vehicles from the salvage vehicle pool.

Posted on: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:21am

The webinar will be held Tuesday, January 9, at 12:00 p.m. (EST)/9:00 a.m. (PST), and will include a presentation from Paula Calimafde, president and general counsel of the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC), and Jessica Summers, SBLC’s strategic policy director.

Posted on: Monday, January 1, 2018 - 2:10pm

Trent KellyAugust 21, 2017, will be remembered as the day the United States experienced its first total solar eclipse since 1979. For U.S. Representative Trent Kelly (R-MS) and the employees of COMP Performance Group, it was also a special day when the paths of an industry-leading manufacturer and a colonel-turned-congressman intersected.

Posted on: Monday, January 1, 2018 - 10:50am

CamaroCalifornia Cleaning Product Labeling Law: Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law to require cleaning-product manufacturers to disclose all ingredients and “contaminants of concern” on the product label and the manufacturer’s website.

Posted on: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 7:37am

When he came into office, President Trump immediately issued an executive order directing all federal agencies to review existing regulations and determine whether any should be rescinded or modified.

Posted on: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:13pm

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 8:15am

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” overhauls the U.S. tax code and reduces taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade.

Posted on: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:32am

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support. Even if you wrote to Congress in 2016, SEMA urges all race fans and businesses to take action again. Go to www.sema.org/RPM to support the RPM Act of 2017 and secure the future of racing today!

Posted on: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:48pm

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have passed different tax reform bills that must be reconciled into a single measure.

Posted on: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm

President Trump traveled to Salt Lake City earlier this week, where he signed proclamations to reduce the size of two Utah-based national monuments by more than 2 million acres.

Posted on: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:39pm

The bill (H.R. 350) was approved by a vote of 33 to 20, and is now eligible for consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Posted on: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 1:52pm

ArkansasThe laws and regulations that govern how SEMA members do business have a continuous impact on the way automotive specialty-equipment products are made, distributed and marketed. The charge of the SEMA government affairs office is to stay on top of all relevant state and federal legislation and regulations and advocate for industry positions to ensure the best possible outcome for our membership.

Posted on: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:45am

Sonoma RacewaySonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page testified before a key Congressional subcommittee in September, urging members to continue to allow street vehicles to be modified and converted for motorsports competition. Page joined a panel of experts to discuss “Big Relief for Small Business: Legislation Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Small Manufacturers and Other Job Creators.”

Posted on: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:39am

Luther StrangeWhen you’re a United States Senator, you tend to get asked a lot of questions. It comes with the territory. In most cases, those questions cover topics such as health care and tax reform. But there’s one question that U.S. Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) just can’t seem to avoid: How tall are you?

Posted on: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:53pm

The motorsports bill was approved by the House Subcommittee, and a hearing was held before the Senate Subcommittee.

Posted on: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 12:30pm

The “Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable” (ORIR) was established to showcase outdoor recreation as being a key contributor to the nation’s economy.

Posted on: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 1:44pm

Support the RPM Act of 2017 and secure the future of racing today.

Posted on: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:16am

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are currently pursuing separate comprehensive tax reform bills with the intention of enacting legislation by the end of 2017.

Posted on: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 2:35pm

The RPM Act clarifies that it is legal under federal law to manufacture, sell, distribute and install race parts that modify the emissions system of a motor vehicle that is used solely for racing.

Posted on: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:50am

Support the RPM Act of 2017 and secure the future of racing today.

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