U.S. House Schedules Vote on Bill to Boost Outdoor Recreation Economy

Click here to send a letter to your U.S. House member asking them to support the EXPLORE Act.

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote next week on the SEMA-supported bill H.R. 6492, the "Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences Act" (EXPLORE Act). The comprehensive public lands bill directs the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to create more motorized opportunities on public lands, addresses special recreation permits and fees that have been expensive and cumbersome for off-road groups to navigate on federal lands, attempts to improve visitor experiences, addresses the lack of affordable housing causing staffing shortages on public lands, and transforms outdoor recreation experiences for active-duty military members, veterans and Gold Star families.

Your lawmakers need to hear from you now about why the bipartisan EXPLORE Act matters to you! Ask your U.S. Representative to support the bill. 


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California, Act Now: Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Proposed Speed-Limiting Devices

SEMA commissioned a survey of likely November 2024 voters to gauge opinion on SB 961, which would require new cars and trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices beginning in 2027. The survey, conducted by Rodriguez Gudelunas Strategies in mid-February, found that California's likely voters overwhelmingly reject the proposed legislation, with 69% of respondents in opposition. Over half (51%) of likely voters strongly oppose the legislation, while only 12% strongly support it.

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Additionally, the proposal fared poorly across age groups and party lines, failing to reach majority support among all significant voting blocs. More than 70% of Generation-Z, Millennial and Generation-X voters oppose the policy, along with two-thirds (66%) of younger Boomers aged 60-66. Further, 63% of Democrats, 79% of Republicans and 69% of independent voters opposed the bill.