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California Bill to Undermine Off-Highway Vehicles Program to be Considered


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The Sacramento Fat Cats are out it again.

Year after year these crooks do everything they can to raid our OHV funds and attempt to divert the cash to fund their failing programs.

SEMA Action Network sent out a blast today notifying of the proposed Legislation; S.B. 249

SEMA Action Network (SAN) AA2017CA1

California Bill to Undermine Off-Highway Vehicles Program to be Considered on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DON’T DELAY! Please voice your Opposition for S.B. 249 immediately to California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Members by emailing now:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMRV) 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 OHMRV program provides funds to local, state and federal agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit entities for OHV management on both federal and state lands.
  • S.B. 249 would allow OHMRV funds to be spent on unrelated programs, without any requirement to reimburse the funds.
  • S.B. 249 would threaten closure of existing OHV recreation areas and any new or expanded areas.
  • S.B. 249 would undermine the OHMRV program, a dedicated-funding program that has been a worldwide model of success. OHV use contributes an estimated $20 billion to the California economy.
Overview: Legislation (S.B. 249) has been introduced to allow funds collected for California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMRV) program to be spent by other agencies on unrelated programs and never reimbursed.


Well-Known Member
I clicked on the Contact Law Makers link above and it created an email with all their direct contacts loaded.

Im all ready getting the auto responses back. WAFJ!


Well-Known Member
FYI, This bill passed, 7-2. Obviously, not enough response from the off-road community. In part, they changed the wording of the original law to allow the funds received from the off-road community to work against the off-road community. Damn over-reaching environmentalist.