As they say timing is everything and timing is what has held back the RPM Act from getting passed in 2016. With the wild presidential election along with congressional elections many bills that were introduced in 2016 did not become law. The good news is that the EPA backed down, primarily due to the tremendous support and pressure placed from you, the racing industry. It's a new year, with a new President and several new legislators the good news is that it's looking like a favorable political climate to get the RPM Act passed.
The bill has been reintroduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. In case you were living under a rock last year, the RPM Act protects our right to modify street cars and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles. Without this law we will remain under threat of regulations that could be devastating to huge portions of the racing industry.
Last year the USMA submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to the Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology protesting the detrimental impacts of the EPA’s unfair overreach. This letter was supported by statements provided by several organizations including Lucas Oil, Safety Kleen, Richard Childress Racing and others. In addition, thousands of racers raised their voice loudly. As a result the EPA did drop language that would have been extremely harmful.
But it's crucial that we all stay active and diligent as an industry to keep the bill in front of the minds of our elected leaders. Let's get the RPM Act passed in 2017! As a national issue and one that affects both racing and automotive aftermarket SEMA has been a leader in the fight for this bill. The USMA has been supporting SEMA with grassroots racing advocacy. Last year the USMA hosted Congressman Patrick McHenry, sponsor of the bill, at two of his district race tracks, where he met track owners, promoters, racers and experienced driving a dirt late model.
We ask you to voice your support for this very important bill at the link below provided by SEMA.
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