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Alaska Advances Bill to Protect Vehicle Choice

ICE Alaska

By the SEMA Washington, D.C., office

Alaska lawmakers advanced SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 375) to ensure consumers' choice of vehicle powerplants and fuel technology by preventing a state agency, county or city from limiting access to internal-combustion engines.   

SEMA, recognized for its expertise and commitment to the automotive industry, was invited to testify in support of H.B. 375 before the Alaska House Committee on Labor and Commerce. Following the testimony (watch it here), the bill successfully passed the committee and is now awaiting consideration by the full House.

"H.B. 375 is a pro-consumer, pro-innovation and pro-business piece of legislation," said Colby Martin, SEMA’s director of state government affairs, during the hearing. "SEMA urges the committee to support this bill and allow the automotive industry to continue delivering the freedom and choice that Alaskans deserve." 

Alaska is the latest of several states seeking similar proposals. SEMA believes that Alaskans, not the government, should decide what vehicles are best for them and their families. This effort promotes consumer choice, fosters innovation, and protects jobs. 

Use this link to send a letter to lawmakers supporting this pro-industry legislation. 

For more information, contact Colby Martin at