<<You don't try to shove what is obviously going to be an unfunded mandate and obvious added financial burden down these commissioner's throats without at the very least working paralell with them in your fight with the DNR on an issue directly affecting the road commisssion statewide!>>
I think you may have misread Yett's description of the legislation being discussed. The bill that was recently introduced does not require any county to do anything specific. It would give the authority back to the county (or clarify the county's authority, depending on how you view it) to determine if they will open the road shoulders of their county to ATV users. The road commissions for each county would only have to deal with it if their county passed an ordinance to allow this type of use.