California Bill to Extend Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Program to be Considered on Tuesday, April 4, 2017


DON’T DELAY!  Please voice your Support for A.B. 1077  immediately to California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife 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 indefinitely; 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) has been introduced to make permanent the California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program.  Currently, the program is slated to expire at the end of 2017.