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Kansas Governor Signs Bill Protecting Vehicle Choice Into Law

ICE Kansas

By the SEMA Washington, D.C., office

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed the legislature's House Bill (H.B.) 2783 into law, which ensures consumers' choice of vehicle power plants and fuel technologies. 

The SEMA-supported law officially prohibits a state agency, city or county from restricting the sale or use of motor vehicles based on the energy source. Kansas lawmakers passed a similar, non-binding resolution during last year's legislative session, but this year's bill now makes it a law in the state.   

"SEMA thanks Kansas' lawmakers and Governor Kelly for the enactment of H.B. 2783," said Christian Robinson, SEMA's senior director of state government affairs and grassroots. "History has shown that consumer choice and innovation are the cornerstones of a thriving automotive industry, and this bill aligns perfectly with these principles. In fact, seven states have now passed these SEMA-led 'ban the ban' laws over the past two years." 

SEMA has continued to support an "all of the above" approach to vehicle technology policy, advocating that the innovators, consumers and the marketplace should decide the direction of vehicle propulsion technology and that the government should remain technology neutral. With this new law, Kansas residents will continue to decide what vehicles are best for them and their families. 

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