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.
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.
Initially limited to 50 guests, an additional 25 tickets have been made available due to demand.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has concluded that it is technologically possible to provide tire identification number (TIN) data in an electronic format for all tires. The findings are included in a Congressional study required under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The electronically readable data would be a marking or tag within or on the tire sidewall. The TIN could then be captured and transmitted electronically using a handheld scanning tool.
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.