Thursday, 15 April 2021 21:27

SEMA Scores State Legislative Victories


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The 2021 state legislative sessions are in full swing and SEMA’s Government Affairs team is working non-stop to ensure positive outcomes for business.

Below is a summary of SEMA’s most recent hard-fought victories. To receive the latest breaking news from your home state, be sure to join the SEMA Action Network (SAN) for free.


After receiving hundreds of opposition letters from SEMA-member companies and enthusiasts, the Nevada legislature did not act on a bill that would have restricted the registration of hobbyist vehicles.


SEMA testified in opposition to a Nevada bill that would have outlawed most vehicle exhaust modifications. The bill failed to advance prior to a key legislative deadline and cannot be considered again until 2023.


In the face of SEMA’s opposition, the Wyoming legislature killed a bill that would have significantly restricted antique vehicle registration eligibility.


Thanks to SEMA’s effort, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed into law a version of SEMA’s model legislation to allow for the registration and on-road use of surplus military vehicles.


The Kansas legislature passed a SEMA-supported bill to ease restrictions on antique vehicles. The bill is sponsored by SEMA State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus member Rep. Leo Delperdang and awaits Kelly’s signature or veto.


After an outpouring of support from the industry and enthusiasts, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law legislation to expand single license plate usage.


At the urging of SEMA, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law legislation to...

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