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CA Bill to Extend Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Program to be Considered

baja619

Well-Known Member
Earlier this month I posted a notice to contact law makers about S.B. 249
California Bill to Undermine Off-Highway Vehicles Program to be Considered


Will now there is a new bill being proposed A.B. 1077.

I am no expert or a lawyer but I am not sure how I feel about extending the CA OHV Program that is set to expire in 2017 - now that the OHV Funds can be raided and used for other things or even against the OHV Community / Industry.

Can anyone shed some light on this? As th industry sits. Should we be for or against a CA OHV Progam extension or should we let it expire?


SEMA Wants this to pass and I generally side with them.

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California Bill to Extend Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Program to be Considered on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DON’T DELAY! Please voice your Support for A.B. 1077 immediately to California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Members by emailing now:



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You may use the following points in your message:

  • California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program was established in 1971. California OHV user taxes and fees directly fund OHV management and facility maintenance. This self-sustaining program doesn’t require general fund taxes.

  • The OHMVR program provides funds to local, state and federal agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit entities for OHV management on both federal and state lands.
  • OHV use contributes an estimated $20 billion to the California economy and provides high-quality sustainable recreation to nearly 6 million OHV enthusiasts.
  • A.B. 1077 would extend the OHMVR program indefinitely; otherwise, the program is scheduled to expire at the end of 2017.
  • A.B. 1077 would help protect a program that has been identified worldwide as a successful model for OHV management that supports local economies and benefits conservation and our natural resources.
Overview: Legislation (A.B. 1077) has been introduced to make permanent the California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program. Currently, the program is slated to expire at the end of 2017.
 

Ol' Curmudgeon

RDC's resident crackpot
So long as the program continues, California must at least acknowledge the existence and use of OHV's.
 

baja619

Well-Known Member
Legislation to extend California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program until 2019 was approved by the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on a 9–0 vote. Currently, the program is slated to expire at the end of 2017. The bill will next be considered by the Appropriations Committee.

The OHMVR program provides funds to local, state and federal agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit entities for OHV management on both federal and state lands.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at [email protected].
 
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