Government Affairs News

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.

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:45am

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered was approved by the House Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:22am

A West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution to designate the second Friday in July as West Virginia Collector Car Appreciation Day was approved by the Roads and Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:19am

Legislation that would provide for the issuance of a single rear-mounted license plate for motor vehicles was approved by the House Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:14am

Legislation to put in place a new valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky Senate Transportation Committee and now moves to a vote by the full Senate.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:02am

Legislation to direct the Center for Urban Transportation to undertake a study on the impact of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:56am

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

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:53am

Legislation to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “historic motor vehicles” in Maryland has been reintroduced.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:27pm

A bill to limit property taxes paid by owners of antique motor vehicles was introduced in the West Virginia Legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:24pm

Legislation to exempt vehicles 10 or more model years old from emissions test requirements was introduced in the New Hampshire House.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:11pm

Legislation in the Nebraska Legislature to provide for the issuance (for a $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars that were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was approved by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:01pm

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered will be considered by the House Transportation and Public Works Committee, Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:54pm

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed into law a SEMA-drafted bill to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were “originally manufactured without an installed bracket, device or other means to display and secure a front license plate.”

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:16pm

Legislation to put in place a new valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky House and now moves to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:13pm

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 999) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives directing the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on the handling requirements for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:09pm

SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to curtail the President’s power to unilaterally designate national monuments.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:06pm

A dispute between dockworkers and employers has been tentatively resolved after federal involvement pushed the two sides to reach an agreement.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:20am

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation to renew the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit, which expired at the end of 2014.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:38am

The Wyoming State Legislature approved legislation to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were “originally manufactured without an installed bracket, device or other means to display and secure a front license plate.”

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:35am

Legislation to eliminate the requirement that roof-mounted off-road light bars be covered when vehicles are operated on roads and highways was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee and has now been referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:31am

Thanks to the efforts of Delegate Gary Howell, a West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution has been introduced to designate the second Friday in July as West Virginia Collector Car Appreciation Day.

Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:28am

Identical 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 standard factory equipment was approved by the Virginia House and Senate.

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