Bill to Protect Vehicle Choice Signed Into Law in Louisiana

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From the SEMA Washington, D.C., office

Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signed House Bill 515 (HB 515) into law, which ensures consumers' choice of vehicle power plants and fuel technologies. This legislation will go into effect on August 1, 2024. 

The SEMA-supported law officially prohibits a state agency from restricting the sale or use of motor vehicles based on their energy source. HB 515 passed both chambers of the legislature with overwhelming support. The new law makes Louisiana the latest state to embrace vehicle choice. 

"SEMA appreciates Governor Landry and Louisiana's lawmakers for approving HB 515," said Colby Martin, SEMA's director of state government affairs. "As with any automotive advancements, SEMA has continued to support an 'all of the above' approach to vehicle technology policy, advocating for technology-neutral policy that allows the free market to continue to innovate all technology that significantly reduces vehicle emissions." 

Several other states have sought similar proposals to promote consumer choice, foster innovation and protect jobs. With this new law, Louisianans, not the government, will continue to decide what vehicles are best for them and their families.  

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