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.
Law & Order
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to gradually increase the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2024.
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.
Hawaii Governor David Ige vetoed legislation (H.B. 323) that would have allowed for the titling and registration of former military vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will accept exclusion requests for “List 3” products imported from China, beginning June 30 and ending September 30, 2019.
On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its South Dakota v. Wayfair decision allowing states to require sales-tax collection based on a company’s volume of sales. One year later, most states are pursuing this option.