US Election: very few changes expected for American RV industry

Very few legislative changes that could impact the recreational industry in the United States of America are expected in the wake of the recent election. The country’s RV Industry Association has reassured its members that most legislation that concerns it occurs at state level, so its state team are watching 2020 state legislative and gubernatorial elections closely for potential keys on what to expect in 2021.

A statement on the RVIA website said: “These elections have thus far had very little impact on the make-up of state legislative chambers. As of the Wednesday following the election, only three chambers look likely to switch party control.

“While not finalized, it appears that the Arizona House will be won by the Democrats for the first time since 1966, while Republicans will take back control of the New Hampshire House and Senate that they lost two years ago.

“If only the two changes already known are the extent of 2020 switches, it will represent the fewest changes in party control since 1944 when four chambers changed hands, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“When you toss in the 11 gubernatorial races up for election yesterday, it was a remarkably status quo election. Only one governorship changed hands as Republican Greg Gianforte replaced term-limited Democrat Steve Bullock in Montana. That will lead to a 27-23 lead for Republican governors in 2021.”