SEMA Scores State Legislative Victories
The 2021 state legislative sessions are in full swing and SEMA’s Government Affairs team is working non-stop to ensure positive outcomes for your business. Below is a summary of SEMA’s most recent hard-fought victories. To receive the latest breaking news from your home state, be sure to join the SEMA Action Network (SAN) for free today.
- After receiving hundreds of opposition letters from SEMA-member companies and enthusiasts, the Nevada legislature did not act on a bill that would have restricted the registration of hobbyist vehicles.
- SEMA testified in opposition to a Nevada bill that would have outlawed most vehicle exhaust modifications. The bill failed to advance prior to a key legislative deadline and cannot be considered again until 2023.
- In the face of SEMA’s opposition, the Wyoming legislature killed a bill that would have significantly restricted antique vehicle registration eligibility.
- Thanks to SEMA’s effort, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed into law a version of SEMA’s model legislation to allow for the registration and on-road use of surplus military vehicles.
- The Kansas legislature passed a SEMA-supported bill to ease restrictions on antique vehicles. The bill is sponsored by SEMA State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus member Rep. Leo Delperdang and awaits Governor Kelly’s signature or veto. Click here to send a letter of support to the Governor.
- After an outpouring of support from the industry and enthusiasts, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed into law legislation to expand single license plate usage.
- At the urging of SEMA, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law legislation to expand imported foreign-market vehicle titling.
- With SEMA’s support, Idaho’s legislature passed a bill creating a new custom vehicle registration class. The bill awaits Governor Greg Little’s signature or veto. Click here to send a letter of support to the Governor.
- With backing from the industry, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed into law SEMA-supported legislation to expand titling eligibility for older vehicles.
- West Virginia approved SEMA-supported resolutions calling for the creation of an interstate off-highway vehicle trail system. The measures were sponsored by SEMA’s 2018 Stephen B. McDonald Legislator of the Year Award winner Sen. Mark Maynard and SEMA State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus Chairman Del. Gary Howell.
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