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SEMA Urges President Obama to Oppose Vehicle Scrappage Programs

SEMA expresses continued commitment to work with President and Congress toward rebuilding U.S. auto industry, while continuing to oppose “cash for clunkers."

SEMA Responds to President Obama

SEMA applauds efforts to stimulate new car sales, but continues to oppose tying vouchers to vehicle scrappage programs, known as "cash for clunkers."

Wyoming Bill to Provide Single License Plate Signed Into Law

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed into law a SEMA-drafted bill to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were “originally manufactured without an installed bracket, device or other means to display and secure a front license plate.”

New Mexico Bill to Ease Titling and Registration of Replica Cars to be Considered by Committee on March 5, 2015

A version of SEMA-model legislation to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered will be considered by the House Transportation and Public Works Committee, Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Nebraska Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Certain Motor Vehicles Approved by Committee; Moves to Vote by All Members

Legislation in the Nebraska Legislature to provide for the issuance (for a $100 fee) of a single license plate for passenger cars that were not originally equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a plate was approved by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

New Hampshire Introduces Legislation to Exempt Older/Historically Significant Cars From Emissions Test Requirements

Legislation to exempt vehicles 10 or more model years old from emissions test requirements was introduced in the New Hampshire House.

West Virginia Bill Sets Limit on Property Taxes Paid on Antique Motor Vehicles

A bill to limit property taxes paid by owners of antique motor vehicles was introduced in the West Virginia Legislature.

Congress Advances Legislation to Make Research & Development Tax Credit Permanent

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation to renew the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit, which expired at the end of 2014.

Tentative Deal in Place at West Coast Ports

A dispute between dockworkers and employers has been tentatively resolved after federal involvement pushed the two sides to reach an agreement.

Congressional Legislation Would Limit President’s Power to Designate National Monuments

SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to curtail the President’s power to unilaterally designate national monuments.
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