Congressional lawmakers are once again considering legislation to create a nationwide "Cash for Clunkers" program. The latest bill (H.R. 1550) is entitled the “Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act” (CARS Act) and was introduced on March 17 by Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio).
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Be a part of the industry’s legislative force by joining SEMA. Led by an experienced professional staff in Washington, D.C., and supported by thousands of enthusiasts and related businesses through the SEMA Action Network (SAN), the legislative program proactively serves to support the specialty-equipment industry and grow the influence of the motor-vehicle hobby. The year-round legislative program includes congressional visits, grassroots lobbying efforts and advocacy at both the state and federal levels.
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By Linda Spencer
Congress Rejects Wasteful Spending Program That Costs American Jobs
Standing up for the RPM Act and your right to convert a street car into a racecar used exclusively at the track, pursuing a pro-growth and job creation agenda, creating access to small business loans and credit, finding affordable health insurance options for employees and combating counterfeit products. These are just a few of the issues facing SEMA members in the nation’s capital.
A primary purpose of SEMA’s Government Affairs Office is to help our members thrive. Most SEMA members are, by definition, small businesses.
SEMA is pleased to provide our members with the following information about trademarks, patents and copyrights. The ideas, names, logos and inventions of your company are valuable property and often can be legally protected for your exclusive use. The overview materials (below) will familiarize you with the basics on this topic so that you may take advantage of the law on patents, trademarks and copyrights.
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In the specialty-equipment industry, certification often represents a laborious but required undertaking for the selling of aftermarket parts. To ease the process for members, SEMA created and recently revised the Black Book—a guide to achieving emissions compliance status with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).