Several bills introduced in Iowa in 2019 failed to pass both chambers of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.
Legislation (H.B. 263/S.B. 283) to allow antique vehicles to be driven up to 5,000 miles per year for general transportation failed to pass before the Tennessee legislature adjourned for 2019.
President Trump announced that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products would increase from 10% to 25% on May 10, unless there was significant progress toward reaching a U.S./China trade accord.
Legislation (H.B. 323) to allow for the titling and registration of former military vehicles passed the Hawaii legislature and now goes to Governor David Ige for enactment into law.
The West Mojave Route Network Project revisions will supplement the 2006 West Mojave Plan.
The Appeals Court ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management failed to establish baseline environmental conditions for both its travel and recreation rules for the 428,000-acre area.
The tax collection requirement stems from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 “South Dakota v. Wayfair” decision allowing states to require remote retailers to collect sales taxes even when they have no physical presence in the state.
SEMA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in opposition to its proposed regulation that gas stations be allowed to sell E15 year-round.
California has long been a sought-after place to live, drawing people from all corners of the globe. Southern California is the unofficial birthplace of the automotive aftermarket and is home to more SEMA members than any other area in the country. Nils Forssman, who spent his formative years in Johannesburg, South Africa, aspired to expand his family’s business operations internationally and fell in love with San Diego. His company, Truck Covers USA, recently hosted U.S. Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) for a tour of its San Diego headquarters.
At the request of SEMA and the SEMA Action Network, a resolution (H. Res. 108) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize July 12, 2019, as Collector Car Appreciation Day. H. Res. 108 is sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA). The date marks the 10th commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. States, local governments and Canadian provinces have adopted similar commemorative declarations. For more information, visit www.semasan.com.