California Bill to Extend Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Program Approved by Committee


DON’T DELAY!  Please voice your Support for A.B. 1077  immediately to California Assembly Appropriations Committee Members by emailing now:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program was established in 1971.  California OHV user taxes and fees directly fund OHV management and facility maintenance.  This self-sustaining program doesn’t require general fund taxes.
  • The OHMVR program provides funds to local, state and federal agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit entities for OHV management on both federal and state lands. 
  • OHV use contributes an estimated $20 billion to the California economy and provides high-quality sustainable recreation to nearly 6 million OHV enthusiasts.   
  • A.B. 1077 would extend the OHMVR program by one year, until Jan 1, 2019. Otherwise, the program is scheduled to expire at the end of 2017. 
  • A.B. 1077 would help protect a program that has been identified worldwide as a successful model for OHV management that supports local economies and benefits conservation and our natural resources. 

Overview: Legislation (A.B. 1077) to extend by one year, until Jan. 1, 2019, the California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program was approved by the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on a 9 – 0 vote.  Currently, the program is slated to expire at the end of 2017.  The bill will next be considered by the Appropriations Committee.