Many SEMA member manufacturers, distributors and retailers have been impacted by the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Wayfair decision that allows states to require sales tax collections based solely on the volume of sales into that state (economic nexus). The Court overturned its 1992 Quill decision, which previously required a company to have a physical presence before it could be compelled to collect sales tax.
SEMA Government Affairs
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published eight draft research test procedures to assess the performance of certain types of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Beginning December 1, all motor vehicles 20 years old or older will be exempt from emissions testing in North Carolina.
The United States agreed to postpone a tariff increase from 25% to 30% on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports that was scheduled to take effect on October 15.
Legislation (H.B. 100) in North Carolina to lower the age of vehicles eligible for an antique license plate to 30 years old passed the legislature and now goes to Governor Roy Cooper for approval.
SEMA filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production.
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. Senate passed Senate Resolution 271 (S. Res. 271) at the request of SEMA recognizing July 12, 2019, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).