SEMA & PRI Members Rally on Capitol Hill

SEMA and PRI members recently traveled to Washington, DC to advocate for the interests of the automotive and motorsports community as part of the 2024 SEMA & PRI Washington Rally. Members and industry leaders held nearly 150 meetings with their elected officials and congressional staff, advocating for their lawmakers to support legislation to protect the future of the industry. The Washington Rally kicked off with a congressional dinner where Ant Anstead hosted an engaging panel discussion with industry champions from the U.S. House of Representatives, including Reps. Marie Glusenkamp Perez (D-WA), Tim Walberg (R-MI), and Mark Amodei (R-NV), and included a lunch at the exclusive Capitol Hill Club with U.S. Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), co-chair of the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus.


Legislative Alerts

Georgia Governor Signs SAN-Supported Vehicle Suspension Law

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed SAN-supported legislation (SB 352) into law to modernize and improve the state's laws on vehicle suspension modifications, offering a more straightforward path for safe enjoyment, economic opportunity and responsible innovation. SEMA staff testified in support of the bill while the legislature was considering it. The new law will go into effect on July 1, 2024.

With its ambiguous 2-in. suspension height limit based on an unavailable "factory recommendation," the previous law created roadblocks for all involved. Uncertainty plagued vehicle owners, law enforcement and businesses in the aftermarket industry, creating fertile ground for legal challenges and stifling the sector's growth potential.