Thanks to the efforts of the Manitoba Association of Auto Clubs, the Manitoba Minister of Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection issued a proclamation designating July 12, 2015, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province.
SEMA-supported legislation to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service was signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy.
The Judiciary Committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed legislation targeting “patent trolls,” which are companies that aggressively enforce their patents rights beyond the scope of the actual patents.
Citing the opposition of SEMA, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed legislation that would have altered the requirements for vehicles eligible for registration as classic vehicles, old timers, street rods and classic rods so that only vehicles manufactured prior to 1996 would be eligible.
SEMA-supported legislation to ease the burden on car owners by requiring the state, upon the owner’s request, to issue titles for vehicles not currently required to be titled was signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlin.