California Budget Committees Approve Extra Funds for CARB Staffing
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 testing of the industry's products as they move through the executive order process. Sen. Newman, CARB and SEMA worked collaboratively to develop and implement the request.