June 17, 2013: U-T San Diego: Let Off-Roaders Roam in Their Own Park
Two environmental groups are suing the state, seeking to force California’s parks department to scrap its “open-riding policy” giving off-road vehicles free run of the 85,000-acre Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area. We hope the effort fails. [Read more ...] [6/18/13]
June 6, 2013: U-T San Diego: Panel OKs State Parks Director
2012/13 Grants & Cooperative Agreements Program - Intent to Award
The OHMVR Division announces its Intent to Award for the 2012/13 Grants & Cooperative Agreements Program. The Notice of Intent to Award is subject to execution of a project agreement. This Notice does not constitute the formation of a contract between the Division and the apparent successful application. Applicants have the right to appeal the Intent to Award within 30 calendar days from the posting of this Notice. [Read More ...] [6/3/13]
New CA Laws Will Regulate Popular Side-By-Side Type OHVs
AB 1595, sponsored by the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) and carried by Assemblyman Paul Cook, was signed into law by Governor Brown on July 24, 2012 and will go into effect on January 1, 2013.
AB 1266, introduced by Assembly Members Nielsen and Cook to amend existing law, was signed into law on September 25, 2012. This law will eliminate the requirement of a passenger to have both feet flat on the floorboard of a recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV). The bill would also delay the implementation of the prohibition whereas a person operating a ROV shall not allow a passenger to occupy a separate seat location not designed and provided by the manufacturer for a passenger. [More info ...] [9/27/12]