Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

Texas legislative committee approves rod and custom bill

SEMA ACTION NETWORK URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE) Texas Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Approved by House Transportation Committee; Moves Next to Full House SEMA model legislation (H.B. 890) that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was approved by...

Arizona exempts older vehicles from emissions inspection

SEMA ACTION NETWORK LEGISLATIVE ALERT UPDATE Arizona Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles from Emissions Inspection Signed Into Law     Legislation to exempt all vehicles manufactured in the 1974 model year and earlier from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection program was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  Under previous law, only vehicles manufactured...

Washington pro-street rod and custom bill becomes law

SEMA ACTION NETWORK NEWS ALERT Washington Governor Signs Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Into Law   SEMA model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles was signed into law by Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire.  The bill (S.B. 5585) defines a street rod as an...

Cincinnati 'donkers' beware

SEMA URGENT ENFORCEMENT ALERT (Cincinnati, Ohio) Many people contacted the SEMA Action Network to request information regarding a recent increase in the ticketing and impoundment of vehicles with larger-sized aftermarket wheels in the Cincinnati, Ohio jurisdiction. We reached out to the Cincinnati Police Department to inquire as to the current enforcement policy. According to...

U.S. Senate designates July 8 as Collector Car Appreciation Day

SEMA SECURES U.S. SENATE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING JULY 8th AS “COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY” Lawmakers Acknowledge Importance of Collection and Restoration of Historic and Classic Cars Washington, D.C. (April 15, 2011) — The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 154 (S. Res. 154) at the request of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its...

Win some Indy 500 anniversary swag!

It’s been 100 years since the Indianapolis 500 race, and even though you’ve probably never sat in the cockpit of an Indy car and raced to the reward of the swinging checkered flag, we want to reward you. Between April 14 and May 5, 2011, we’re giving away a bunch of Indy swag from...

Nevada committee to hear hobby car emissions exemption bill

SEMA ACTION NETWORK URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT Nevada Bill to Exempt Hobby Cars from Emissions Tests Approved by Assembly; Moves Next to Senate Transportation Committee Legislation (A.B. 2) to provide that classic vehicles and classic rods would be exempted from emissions inspections if owners pay a one-time $6 fee and submit a certification that their...

Arizona bill to exempt older vehicles from emissions tests considered by house

SEMA ACTION NETWORK URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE) Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles from Emissions Tests to be Considered by Full Arizona House      We’re almost there!  Having passed the House Environment and Rules Committees, legislation (S.B. 1324) to exempt all vehicles more than 25-years old from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection program will now be...

West Virginia anti-aftermarket exhaust system bill silenced

SEMA ACTION NETWORK URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT  West Virginia Bill to Penalize Some Aftermarket Exhaust Systems is Silenced  A bill (H.B. 2190) to provide that the noise from a motor vehicle exhaust system that has been deemed “disturbing or unreasonably loud” constitutes the crime of disturbing the peace did not received committee consideration before adjournment...

Washington street rod & custom bill goes to governor

SEMA ACTION NETWORK URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE) Washington Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Passes House; Sent to Governor for Approval In the last step of the legislative process, SEMA model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles has been sent to Washington State Governor Chris...