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Old May 10th, 2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Action Needed to support new ORV Legislation

Contact your State Representative and demand they support the following House Bills:
5612, 5613, 5614 and 5615.

Locate your Rep here: http://www.house.mi.gov/MHRPublic/

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Please support HB5612, 5613, 5614 and 5615. They provide much needed support for our ORV Program. These changes will help bring more tourism dollars to our State, will help expand local Clubs who in turn help ensure awareness and compliance with related rules and provide more local control to do what is best for local communities.
The bills provide for the funding our ORV program needs and enable our State to become the world-class motorized-tourist destination that we need to drive our economy. There is NO fee increase with these bills. There are plenty of changes that directly, positively, impact ORV use in the State and expand our personal freedoms.

Details on each bill:

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2012-HB-5612

Allow certain sections of State Highways to be opened under specific criteria. This will enable us to make connectors from towns such as Newberry in the UP where you can't ride to the trails just north of town as the only road is M-123 a State Highway.
Specifically allow shoulders of county roads to be open to ORVs. Technically shoulders were not able to be opened, just the road itself.
Define that counties can not charge fees for use of county roads.
Allow organized event participants to not need lights during daylight hours. This will help groups that may have ORVs without lights participate in their managed events that use county roads as connectors.
Allows all counties in the State to open their roads instead of just the "northern half" of the State.


http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2012-HB-5613

ORV sticker now referred to as a "trail permit".
No ORV sticker needed on private land.
20 to 75 people at an event no longer requires event permit but must inform DNR. Now groups from out of State (or even in State) can come ride without the hassle of an event permit and the exorbitant price associated with it; aligns us closer to the USFS rules.
ORV Sticker fund distribution changes to 50% to DNR for running program/enforcement/special initiatives, allowing DNR to allocate as they see fit. $1 to safety education. $0.25 to sticker vendor. Will put more money on the ground and no longer ties the amount of money put on the ground to how much is spent on enforcement and/or restoration.
Formula would be, based on $16.25:
$0.25 -> Sticker vendor
$1.00 -> Safety Education
$7.50 -> DNR for purposes of enforcement, program operations and special initiatives.
$7.50 -> ORV Fund which is trail maintenance, signage, grading, restoration, etc.

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2012-HB-5614

Law Enforcement Officer description expanded. Now includes county sheriff and their designees.
Other Route definition, allows for ORV Routes to be comprised of more types of paths than just forest roads. This will enable the potential for more challenging ORV Routes.
Gas Tax dollars distributed to the ORV fund, Watercraft reduced from 80% to 70% and ORV now receives 10% instead of nothing. This should supply adequate funding to offset the need for a substantial permit fee increase.

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2012-HB-5615

Liability, User assumes risk of participating in the sport. This is intended to shield those who work on the trail system from liability.
Fines established for not wearing a helmet ($50-$500); exemptions for not wearing a helmet now include farming, property maintenance and snow plowing.
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