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Georgia Governor Signs SEMA-Supported Vehicle Suspension Law

Georgia Suspension Law

By the SEMA Washington, D.C., office

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed SEMA-supported legislation (SB 352) into law to modernize and improve the state's laws on vehicle suspension modifications, offering a more straightforward path for safe enjoyment, economic opportunity and responsible innovation. SEMA testified in support of the bill while the legislature was considering it. The new law will go into effect on July 1, 2024.  

With its ambiguous 2-in. suspension height limit based on an unavailable "factory recommendation," the previous law created roadblocks for all involved. Uncertainty plagued vehicle owners, law enforcement and businesses in the aftermarket industry, creating fertile ground for legal challenges and stifling the sector's growth potential.  

SB 352 charts a clear course forward. It replaces the subjective 2-in. limit with an objective standard: measuring the vehicle's height from the ground to the frame. This simple change brings much-needed transparency and consistency to enforcement.  

"SEMA applauds Governor Kemp and Georgia lawmakers for enacting SB 352, a vital step in modernizing vehicle suspension laws. This legislation clears ambiguity and promotes innovation, benefiting both businesses and enthusiasts. We're proud to support Georgia's commitment to a vibrant automotive aftermarket industry," said Christian Robinson, SEMA's senior director of state government affairs and grassroots.  

The enactment of SB 352 solidifies Georgia's position as a welcoming destination for off-road enthusiasts and a leader in fostering a responsible and innovative automotive specialty equipment industry.  

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