The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation that would dedicate much-needed funding to address the more than $16 billion maintenance backlog on America’s public lands.
Law & Order
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule to encourage companies, trade associations, colleges, unions and other entities to establish federally recognized apprenticeship programs.
Beginning July 15, 2019, motorists in the Canadian province of New Brunswick will no longer be required to display a front license plate on passenger vehicles and light trucks.
SEMA-supported legislation (S.B. 742-745) introduced in Pennsylvania to reform the state’s Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program passed the Senate and currently await consideration in the House Transportation Committee.
Hawaii Governor David Ige vetoed legislation (H.B. 323) that would have allowed for the titling and registration of former military vehicles.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will exclude certain items from the 25% tariffs imposed on July 6, 2018, on $34 billion worth of products from China.
The California Coastal Commission heard the voices of thousands of OHV enthusiasts when it voted to continue permitting OHV use at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA).
The Aftermarket IP Forum will be held Thursday, August 15, from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., at the Ford Conference and Events Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
The Rhode Island legislature passed SEMA-supported bills (S.B. 621/H.B. 5888) to allow vehicles with year of manufacture (YOM) tags to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to gradually increase the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2024.