By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act is off to a strong start in the new Congress. The bipartisan bill, reintroduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) as H.R. 350, protects Americans’ right to modify street cars and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles and the industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete.
Despite Congressional intent, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently taken the position that it is illegal to convert street cars and motorcycles into race-only vehicles, meaning racers and businesses whose products are installed on converted race vehicles are in violation of the law. The RPM Act is the only clear and permanent solution to prevent EPA overreach and protect our racecars well into the future.
H.R. 350 has 72 co-sponsors and counting. SEMA is currently working with its allies in the Senate to reintroduce a companion bill soon.
Check out some of the latest news about the RPM Act of 2017:
Charlotte Observer: NC lawmakers seek permanent race car exemption from EPA anti-pollution standards (January 13, 2017)
The Hill: Republicans to EPA: Race cars off limits (January 9, 2017)