CARB-Staffing Appropriation Approved By California Budget Committees
Last week, the budget committees in the California Legislature voted to provide more staff to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Aftermarket Parts Division. The Division is responsible for approving Executive Orders for aftermarket auto parts that have emissions impacts nationwide, which is critical for SEMA businesses wishing to sell emissions-related parts. For almost two years, SEMA has been working alongside California State Senator Josh Newman (D-Diamond Bar) to provide additional resources to CARB to expedite the industry’s products as they move through the Executive Order process. Senator Newman, CARB, and SEMA worked collaboratively to develop and implement the request. Although the California Legislature has taken this important first step, your continued support is necessary to ensure this appropriation is included in the final California State Budget.