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.
SEMA Government Affairs
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. Senate passed Senate Resolution 271 (S. Res. 271) at the request of SEMA recognizing July 12, 2019, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).
The California Coastal Commission recently issued a staff report that recommends OHV riding at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) be scaled back and eventually prohibited. Oceano Dunes SVRA encompasses nearly 3,600 acres along the Pacific Ocean, of which OHV use is now limited to 1,500 acres or less.
The United States and China have embarked on a trade war following a breakdown in negotiations.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has withdrawn a 2012 proposal to revise Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, “Glazing Materials” by incorporating Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 6, “Safety Glazing Materials for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment.”
Legislation (H.B. 149/S.B. 493) that would exempt historic military vehicles from the requirement to display license plates has passed the Tennessee legislature and now goes to Governor Bill Lee for enactment into law.
Legislation (H.B. 323) allowing for the titling and registration of former military vehicles passed the Transportation and Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs Committees and now awaits consideration on the Senate floor.
Companion legislation (S.F. 2694/H.F. 1817) has been introduced in Minnesota to allow for the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for special-interest vehicles.