New Hampshire Bill to Permit Larger Off-Highway Vehicles at Jericho Mountain State Park Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House


DON’T DELAY!  Please request support for (H.B. 1170) immediately from the New Hampshire House by emailing targeted lawmakers now (most email providers have strict limits on daily message volume that exceed the full list):

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You may use the following points in your message:

  • Under New Hampshire law, "Off highway recreational vehicle means any mechanically propelled vehicle used for pleasure or recreational purposes running on rubber tires, tracks, or cushion of air and dependent on the ground or surface for travel, or other unimproved terrain whether covered by ice or snow or not, where the operator sits in or on the vehicle.”
  • When an OHRV is being used for transportation purposes only, it is not being used for recreational purposes. 

Overview: Legislation (H.B. 1170) to re-establish the authority of the Bureau of Trails to permit larger off-highway recreational vehicles (OHRVs) at Jericho Mountain State Park was approved by the House Resources, Recreation and Development Committee. The bill will next be considered by the full House on March 9, 2016.