Our enemies work unseen and undercover while we work in the open. We send letters and attend meetings where we express our views to the politicians who make the sausage (pass legislation). We have strong advocates to tell the truth to counter the lies spread by our enemies. Don Amador is one of the best and brightest. He spreads the word on his blog.
“Reauthorization of the CA OHV Program – OHV’s collective efforts over the last 7 months was acknowledged by legislative leads from State Parks and the Governor’s Office when they stated for the record that the administration could simply not support Senator Allen’s SB249 as written because it was too complex and had too many unachievable requirements. Instead they are using the current SB742 language as the basis for reauthorization and meeting with Senator Allen to review potential language that might address his concerns without destroying the program. We should see the results of this effort over the course of the next two weeks as the legislative sausage-making draws to a close for 2017.”
In the end the state legislature passed Senate Bill 159 that maintains funding for the California Off Highway Recreation Fund. This victory is a result of passionate off road enthusiasts who raised their voices making known their support of the state’s off highway recreation program. See: http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1709-ohv-victory-in-california/
Don Amador who is the Western representative of Blue Ribbon Coalition has worked tirelessly to make our dream come true. He isn’t alone and there are others that lend their voices to the debate. If we want to defeat our adversaries it is essential that we advocate for off highway recreation and support the people and organizations that represent us in Sacramento.
Please join the AMA, CORVA, Blue Ribbon and others who represent our interests in Sacramento. They can’t be as effective as they are without our support. Check out this link: http://www.corva.org/news/5267195
Our governor, Jerry Brown, signed Senate Bill 159 into law on September 2nd and we don’t have to worry about losing the Division of Off Highway Vehicle Recreation from now on. SB 159 is now the law and there is no more sunset provision to worry about. It doesn’t have to be reauthorized ever again.