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Old September 18th, 2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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http://www.gldsmc.org/public/ORV_Draft.pdf

Sheltrown drafting positive ORV legislation
Representative Sheltrown has drafted legislation to update the regulation of ORVs on county roads. This is a very good thing. Mr. Sheltrown has shown he cares about northern MI communities and the ORV Users in our State.
Some counties have elected to pass an ordinance that allow ORVs to be operated on the far right side of a county road. Those counties have seen the benefits to this both financially and in regards to safe operation of ORVs.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office (assistant) has issued a non-binding opinion that maybe these ordinances are not legal. Mr. Sheltrown hopes to make such ordinances legal by introducing legislation that clarifies a counties ability to regulate ORV traffic on it's roads.

Mr. Sheltrown is looking for positive feedback and comments on how best to revise this document before it's proposed as legislation. Remember, even in current "less than perfect" form, this is POSITIVE LEGISLATION for the ORV community.
Even if you don't have any alterations or other comments, simply sending Mr. Sheltrown a "thanks" would not hurt.

I don't have the text, only a PDF, of the latest Draft I've seen. I have posted a copy here:
http://www.gldsmc.org/public/ORV_Draft.pdf

Mr. Sheltrown will take public comment on the proposed legislation until November 15, 2006. The bill will be introduced in January 2007. To receive a copy of the proposed legislation and to make suggestions for changes, contact Joel Sheltrown at dist103@house.mi.gov or at toll-free 1-888-347-8103.



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Everyone needs to read this and be heard. the fact the Rep wants to make new laws is good. just send in your thoughts so he has more to go on. theres big gaps in his new legislation an he needs to know our wants.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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We can't waste this opportunity.

Yetti, please see my response over on GLFWDA.
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Jole is from Ogemaw County(West Branch another red neck boy) and he sees that the best way to get money back in michigan is useing what we have here to bring people North.
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Jole is from Ogemaw County(West Branch another red neck boy) and he sees that the best way to get money back in michigan is useing what we have here to bring people North.
I have been saying that for years. this state needs to break its dependence on manufacturing to get its head above water. the people in control can't see the trees for the lobbists in their line of view.
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Great proposal. I like nearly everything in there. especially the part which allows roads to be closed to protect the environment and then goes on to say that a maximum of 30 percent of the roads may be closed to ATV's. That is a powerful clause.

I did not like the part about having a flag no less than 8 feet from the ground. It also requires a fairly large flag. Both of these could be a significant issue and hazard once the ATV reaches the trail. A lower flag could be more manageable........I'm just being picky.

I am forwarding my positive comments now.
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I got lucky and am part of the survey that is picking it apart. I get to make comments dirrectly to each item. when the finished proposal comes through it should be what everyone wants.
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well I got word its going forward in about 2 weeks so keep an eye out. we could have new laws to live by in time for spring.
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well I got word its going forward in about 2 weeks so keep an eye out. we could have new laws to live by in time for spring.

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Thats awsome Yetti. Thanks for doing what you can do.
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