Video: Aftermarket Leaders Urge Grassroots Action on RPM ActPosted in News on August 19, 2016 0) (
We have extensively covered the discovery of the proposed amendment to the Clean Air Act that was interpreted by SEMA and other aftermarket companies and individuals as a direct threat to competitive amateur motorsports. Subsequent to the discovery, SEMA’s lobbying arm, the SEMA Action Network, (SAN) and some enthusiast-friendly members of Congress helped to introduce the RPM Act, a bill intended to give a permanent exemption to street vehicles modified for off-highway competition use. But the fight isn’t over yet. As it currently stands, the U.S. House of Representatives Bill, H.R.4715 has been referred to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power. An equivalent bill has been introduced in the Senate, S.2659. The Senate bill likewise is sitting in committee at the Environment and Public Works Committee.
SEMA urges your action by contacting your U.S. representative and senator and urging their support of the Act. Pressure from constituents can help move the bill out of committee and onto the House and Senate floors for an up or down vote. The Act has already received bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, but more support is needed. SEMA has created an easy to use email form that will automatically contact your senators and representatives based on your ZIP code. The form can be found here.
Source: SEMA Action Network