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SAN Keeps You Current on Legislative Action in the States

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SAN Keeps You Current on Legislative Action in the States

SEMA Action Network
January 31, 2011

Legislators around the country have been busy over the past month and, consequently, so has SEMA Action Network (SAN). SAN staff has plowed through thousands of bills and identified hundreds that may be of interest to member companies. The most pressing of these bills result in Action Alerts being shot out to SAN members and are highlighted in your monthly Driving Force.

Given limited print space however, SEMA has expanded this bill-tracking effort into an online compilation provided at no cost, 24/7, on the SAN website, www.semasan.com. Along the left-hand column of the SAN website you will find, in red underlined letters, the words “MY STATE.” Simply find your state in the list, click once, and you are transported to a list of legislation in your area pertaining to the automotive hobby.

Some of the bills listed on the site will never progress past introduction; others will go on to become the laws of tomorrow. The period following a bill’s introduction is critical to its success or failure. It is at this time, immediately following introduction, that SEMA aims to inform enthusiasts and encourage their participation in the legislative process through e-mails and phone calls to state representatives. Such correspondence has a proven and direct impact on the decisions of legislators.

We encourage you to visit www.semasan.com. The information on this site will provide you with the tools you need to help affect real change, protect the hobby from detrimental state laws and proactively support favorable ones.

Please contact Ashley Ailsworth at ashleya@sema.org if you have any questions. She would be happy to provide you with any bill’s full text, current status and committee information.

Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby!

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