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Louisiana Legislature Approves Bill to Protect Vehicle Choice

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By the SEMA Washington, D.C., office

The Louisiana legislature approved SEMA-supported legislation (HB 515) to ensure consumers' choice of vehicle powerplants and fuel technology by preventing a state agency from limiting access to certain power sources.   

Having passed both chambers, the bill now awaits final approval or veto by Governor Jeff Landry. 

"HB 515 is a pro-consumer, pro-innovation and pro-business piece of legislation," said Colby Martin, SEMA’s director of state government affairs. "SEMA urges the governor to support this bill and allow the automotive industry to continue delivering the freedom and choice that Louisianans deserve." 

Louisiana is among several states seeking similar proposals. SEMA believes that Louisianans, 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, please contact Colby Martin at