Legislation (A.B. 210) has been introduced in the California Assembly to exempt motor vehicles prior to the 1983 model year from the state’s emissions inspection requirement.
SEMA Government Affairs
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to create a commission that would recommend ways to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Route 66, which was commissioned in 1926 as the first all-paved U.S. highway.
At the request of SEMA and the SEMA Action Network (SAN), a resolution (H. Res. 108) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize July 12, 2019, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).
SEMA-supported legislation (H.R. 1024) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would expand the current warning label required on gas pumps dispensing E15 (gasoline that’s 15% ethanol).
The Internal Revenue Service issued a regulation to provide guidance for pass-through business owners when taking a 20% deduction under Section 199a of the 2017 tax overhaul law.
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has until February 17 to issue a report on whether imported automobiles and auto parts pose a threat to U.S. national security.
Legislation (H.B. 263/S.B. 283) has been introduced in Tennessee to allow antique vehicles to be driven up to 5,000 miles per year for general transportation.
Legislation (S.B. 333) has been introduced in West Virginia to exempt vehicles 25 years old and older from personal property taxes.
Legislation (H.B. 52) has been introduced in Maryland to exempt vehicles driven under 5,000 miles annually from inspection and testing requirements.
Legislation (H.B. 2657) has been introduced in West Virginia to allow for the registration of “military surplus vehicles.”