Government Affairs News

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:33am

Legislation to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of ’80 or older model-year vehicles was approved by the California Senate.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:30am

Legislation to require the state, upon the owner’s request, to issue titles for older vehicles not currently required to be titled under Connecticut law was signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 3:12pm

In a severe disappointment for the old-car hobby, the California Senate failed to gain final approval before the June 3 deadline for amended legislation (S.B. 1239) to exempt motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions-inspection requirement.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:29pm

June is a critical month for the RPM Act. The House Energy and Commerce Committee must pass the RPM Act before the full Congress can vote on it. Don’t let Congress leave for its month-long summer recess without taking Committee action first. Contact your lawmakers today and urge them to act now!

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:42am

The visit highlights the importance of the RPM Act to business and the local economy.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:37am

Legislation to raise gas taxes and require a study of a road-usage tax died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:35am

Legislation to establish a road usage fee for motor vehicles registered to travel on state roads died when the legislature failed to act.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:31am

Legislation to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:28am

Amended legislation to exempt motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from emissions inspection requirements was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:18am

Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 8.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:36am

SEMA members have been instrumental in rallying dozens more members of Congress to co-sponsor the bipartisan RPM Act.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:50am

A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:47am

Legislation to require that forest roads be open to motorized use by the public unless otherwise designated by the Department of Natural Resources was approved by the Michigan Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:46am

Legislation that makes minimal changes to Maryland’s historic vehicle requirements was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan. As introduced, the bill appeared to subject historic vehicles of model-year ’86 and later to undergo periodic safety inspections.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:40am

Legislation to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of ’80 or older model-year vehicles was approved by the California Senate Appropriations Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:34am

A Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on amended legislation to exempt motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from emissions-inspection requirement has been set for Friday, May 27, 2016.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:31am

The U.S. Congress has reached agreement on a bipartisan plan to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—legislation to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with broad new duties and powers to regulate hazardous chemicals.

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:56am

Video: SPEED SPORT’s Ralph Sheheen interviews RPM Act sponsor Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) about the threat to racing, and why passage of the bipartisan RPM Act is the only way to end that threat and protect the future of American motorsports.

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:27am

Legislation to require the motor-vehicle commission to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:23am

Legislation to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles from emissions-control requirements was signed into law by Governor Maggie Hassan.

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:19am

Legislation to require the state, upon the owner’s request, to issue titles for older vehicles not currently required to be titled under Connecticut law was passed by Legislature and has now been sent to Governor Dannel Malloy for his signature and enactment into law.

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:16am

Legislation to exempt motor vehicles more than 35 years old from the requirement that they have a certificate of title was signed into law by Governor Robert J. Bentley.

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:10am

A SEMA-supported bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that will cap the yearly amount of ethanol to be blended into transportation fuel at 9.7%.

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:07am

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires most companies with 10 or more employees to keep a record of worker injuries and illnesses.

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 9:18am

The U.S. Department of Labor raised the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white-collar” exemption to $47,476 per year, effective December 1, 2016.

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