Law & Order

West Virginia Introduces Bill Supporting ICE Technology in a Positive Update for the Industry

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By the SEMA Washington, D.C., office

West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell, chairman emeritus of SEMA's State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus, introduced SEMA-supported legislation that would prevent any state or local government unit from restricting the use or sale of motor vehicles based on the energy source used to power them, including internal combustion engines (ICE). 

West Virginia is the first state to introduce this legislation in the 2024 state legislative sessions but follows seven other states (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina) that have previously passed similar legislation and resolutions. 

SEMA believes West Virginians, not the government, should be allowed to choose the type of vehicle technology that best serves them and their families. 

Click here to tell West Virginia lawmakers to support internal combustion engines. 

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