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Old April 10th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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SENATE EFFORT ON HB 4323

April 9, 2007


The Senate will return from Easter recess on April 17th. Our efforts over the next few days will determine the passage of HB 4323. This morning I learned of a way to make our e-mails far more effective and not be lost in the shuffle of Lansing.

Please read the following and do likewise along with every one of your friends.

Address your e-mail to jbrewer@senate.michigan.gov The clerk of the Natural Resources Committee and all correspondence regarding HB 4323 has to be placed in the clerks hands and presented to the entire Committee.

On your e-mail under subject state, Chairman and Committee Members, Senate Natural Resources Committee.

Then a simple one or two paragraphs similar to as follows;


Dear Senators of the Natural Resources Committee:

I would like you to support the passage of HB 4323 as presented from the House because it offers greater protection for our environment, offers additional user safety, more enforcement, convenience, additional recreational opportunity and economic benefit to northern Michigan.

HB 4323 is a great foundation to manage Michigan’s tremendous ORV growth, now numbering over 350,000 titled machines with 195,000 of those using Michigan’s ORV Trail system.

Thank You for your consideration.

Dick Ranney
4120 Branham Rd.
National City, Mi. 48748

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Old April 10th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #2
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Old April 10th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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Old April 10th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #4
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I have spent the last two hours pasting this letter to all of my sites...I hate dail up.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 06:14 AM   #5
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well todays the day...I hope.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 11:32 PM   #6
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Got the word this afternoon and it is very concerning. They will be meeting on Monday in Senator Birkholz's office regarding the Senate version of HB 4323. This is a legilators meeting and we are not a part of it. BUT WE WILL BE!

On the table for discussion are;

A. Using the existing counties that have an ORV ordinance for a study for safety
reasons.

HOW MANY YEARS DO WE WANT TO STUDY THIS THING, MONTMORENCY
COUNTY HAS HAD AN ORV ORDINANCE SINCE 1987!

B. Must be a licensed driver to operate an ORV on public roadways.

WHAT IS A PRIMARY INTENT OF THE BILL, TO RESPONSIBLY MANAGE THE
GROWTH. DO THE LEGILATORS REALLY THINK THEY WILL STOP THOSE
UNDER AGE 16 FROM OPERATING? DO THEY NOT HAVE ANY
CONSIDERATION FOR FAMILY ACTIVITY? HOW DO THEY FIGURE WE ARE
GOING GET GAS?

I am so infuriated, a downstate legislator, has no clue to the financial hardship of northern Michigan, has no clue to how well the ordinances are working and the value to the user community. This could have been done, in motion, but we have to play these silly "what if" games. Maybe we need to have a huge rally on the Capitol lawn.

If your in favor of HB 4323 as passed by the House on March 20th by a vote of 107-0, get every ORV user you know to let Seantor Birkholz know by Monday morning.

senpbirkholz@senate.michigan.gov

Main Line (517) 373-5849

Fax (517) 373-5849

Be Nice.

later, Dick

PS: Those who have an existing ordinance, I need your date of implementation either by e-mail or phone at 989 469-2405. Leave message please.
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I sure hope these folks will pull they're heads out the sand and pass this. sounds like more excuses to prevent us from using the states resources.
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LANSING 4323 E-MAILS

4:19 p.m.
May 7, 2007

Sit tight, no more e-mails to Senator Birkholz’s office, for now.
We have made our point quite nicely and we have to let our elected folks that favor our Bill work on its passage behind the scenes.

The support from you folks was fantastic, THANKS! Will keep you informed and scream when we need some help.

Meantime, send a polite letter to your Senator asking for their support on this Bill.

Keep in mind; it may become necessary for a sizeable turnout in Lansing at a Senate hearing. Several hundred would be nice, but only a hundred can fit in the room. We will only need a few speakers, but lots of voters attending from all areas of northern Michigan.

The last straw, hundreds of folks on the Capitol lawn expressing our desire to have this Bill passed in a suitable manner.

WE HAVE NO INTENTION OF LOSING NOR WILL THIS BILL TURN TO “JUNK” IF WE CAN HELP IT!


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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:31 AM   #9
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CALL YOUR SENATOR IN SUPPORT OF HB4323

Senator Jason Allen, (R) District 37, (517) 373- 2413, toll free 866 525-5637
Senator Glenn Anderson, (D) District 6, (517) 373-1707, toll free 866 262-7306
Senator Jim Barcia, (D) District 31, (517) 373-1777, toll free 866 305-2131
Senator Ray Basham, (D) District 8, (517) 373-7800, toll free Fax 517 373-9310
Senator Patricia Birkholz, (R) District 24, (517) 373-1734, toll free 888 28-PATTY
Senator Michael Bishop, (R) District 12, (517) 373-2417, toll free 877 9-BISHOP
Senator Liz Brater, (D) District 18, (517) 373-2406, toll free 866 305-0318
Senator Cameron Brown, (R) District 16, (517) 373-5932, toll free 866 305-0316
Senator Nancy Cassis, (R) District 15, (517) 373-1758, toll free 888 38-NANCY
Senator Deborah Cherry, (D) District 26, (517) 373-1636, toll free, 866 305-2126
Senator Irma Coleman-Clark, (D) District 3, (517) 373-0990, toll free 866 747-7803
Senator Hansen Clarke, (D) District 1, (517) 373-7346, toll free 877 252-7537
Senator Alan Cropsey, (R) District 33, (517) 373-3760, toll free 866 305-2133
Senator Valde Garcia, (R) District 22, (517) 373-2420, toll free 800 516-0026
Senator Thomas M. George, (R) District 20, (517) 373-0793, toll free 866 305-2120
Senator Jud Gilbert, (R) District 25, (517) 373-7708, toll free 877 445-2378
Senator John Gleason, (D) District 27, (517) 373-0142, toll free 866 268-2914
Senator Bill Hardiman, (R) District 29, (517) 373-1801, toll free 866 305-2129
Senator Tupac A. Hunter, (D) District 5, (517) 373-7888, toll free 866 262-7305
Senator Gilda Jacobs, (D) District 14, (517) 373-7888, toll free 888 937-4453
Senator Mark C. Jansen, (R) District 28, (517) 373-0797, toll free 866 305-2128
Senator Ron Jelinek, (R) District 21, (517) 373-6960, toll free 866 395-2121
Senator Roger Kahn MD,(R) District 32, (517) 373-1760, toll free 866 305-2132
Senator Wayne Kuipers, (R) District 30, (517) 373-6920, toll free 877 KUIPERS
Senator Michelle A. McManus, (R) District 35,(517) 373-8360, toll free 866 305-2135
Senator Dennis Olshove, (D) District 9, (517) 373-8360, Fax: (517) 373-9230
Senator Pappageorge, (R) District 13, (517) 373-2523, toll free 877 SEN-13TH
Senator Bruce Patterson, (R) District 7, (517) 373-7350, toll free 866 262-7307
Senator Mike Prussi, (D) District 38, (517) 373-7840, toll free 866 305-2038
Senator Randy Richardville, (R) District 17, (517) 373-3543, toll free 866 556-7917
Senator Alan Sanborn, (R) District 11, (517) 373-7670, toll free 888 353-ALAN
Senator Mark H. Schauer, (D) District 19, (517) 373-2426, toll free 888 962-6275
Senator Martha G. Scott, (D) District 2, (517) 373-7748, toll free 800 SCOTT-78
Senator Tony Stamas, (R)District 36, (517) 373-7946, toll free 866 305-2136
Senator Michael Switalski, (D) District 10, (517) 373-7315, toll free 866 303-0110
Senator Buzz Thomas, (D) District 4, (517) 373-7918, toll free 866 348-6304
Senator Gerald Van Woerkom, (R) District 34,(517) 373-1635, toll free 866 305-2134
Senator Gretchen Whitmer, (D) District 23, (517) 373-1734, Fax: 517 373-5397

Please find your Senator on the list and give them a polite call, you want dates on both the public hearing and the committee vote of HB 4323. Call regular until you get a satisfactory answer. Always give your full name and address.

Contact any ORV users you know in Eaton, Allegan and Barry counties and have them politely contact Senator Birkholz and let her know, they want to see HB 4323 passed as presented from the House. Hand written letters, phone calls or e-mails.
Again, give your address.

Those of you in Southeastern Michigan and other metro areas of Michigan, your involvement is a must to get this Bill passed! Districts 1-27 of the 38 Michigan Senate Districts are in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer and Genesee counties. Districts 22-23 are Shiawassee, Livingston and Ingham counties. Kent county has both 28-29. Takes 20 votes to pass, but first, we must get a hearing and a passing vote in the Senate Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee.

Your efforts can make it all happen!

Later, Dick
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If you're a dumbass like me, you'll not know who your senator is... :tonka:

Click here and look for the "Find Your Senator" link on the lefthand side of the page.
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Thanks Scooter!

The only reason I know mine is because she replaced an avid outdoors man and hunter in the last election. We're all bummed around here (except the city folk who apparently elected her).
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For some reason, my senator doesn't call me back anymore. :tonka:

I think I used up all my bitching in the first 10 days of her term. She probably views me as we all view roll bar bob
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As long as it's not OnManBanned! :tonka:
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Not only is her voice annoying, but she waddles like a duck.


And shes a democrat.
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Busy this morning but will get it done this afternoon.
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Not only is her voice annoying, but she waddles like a duck.


And shes a democrat.
I think you need to lobby that bitch with some KFC.
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I think you need to lobby that bitch with some KFC.



Down boy!

It sounds like you're getting "arroused"!:tonka:
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Thanks Scooter!

The only reason I know mine is because she replaced an avid outdoors man and hunter in the last election. We're all bummed around here (except the city folk who apparently elected her).

If you're in Muskegon County...your Senator is a guy (Sen. Jerry Van Woerkom)..not a lady.

You must mean Representative Mary Valentine.
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If you're in Muskegon County...your Senator is a guy (Sen. Jerry Van Woerkom)..not a lady.

You must mean Representative Mary Valentine.

Yea - Duh.
Brain fart.
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just got done checking for bill updates...nothing yet.
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