MICHIGAN - Governor Signs Bills Expanding Access For ORVs

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October 10, 2013 7:27 PM

MICHIGAN - Governor Signs Bills Expanding Access For ORVs

Dear BRC members, supporters and action alert subscribers,

We just got an email from Skip Schulz, President of the Upper Peninsula Off Road Vehicle Trail Development Association (UP ORV TDA), letting us know about an important update on the long awaited ORV Legislation. Skip asked us to pass along a great big heart-felt "Thank You" to all the people who helped bring this legislation about.

We've pasted Skip's email below; please take a minute to read it over.
Please pass this on to your friends, family and anyone who you think might be able to help.

Thanks,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107


TO:  Upper Peninsula ORV Trail Development Association Members, Associates, Friends
FR:  Skip Schulz, UP ORV TDA President
RE:  ORV Legislation Signed into law!
DT:  Thursday, Sept 26, 2013
 
What started 3 years ago, has finally happened.  The ORV Legislation you have heard all about for so long was signed into law today by Governor Snyder.  This legislation came about with the help of MANY people.  Started with Senator Casperson and his staff, former Representative Matt Huuki, current Michigan State Senators and Representatives, and all those that went to the Video Conference testimonials, that wrote in letters, that made phone calls, and of course a BIG THANKS to the Upper Peninsula ORV Trail Development Association for all the work they did in getting this legislation passed.
 
A BIG THANK-YOU also goes out to Governor Snyder and his staff.  I also want to thank the Governor's Upper Peninsula Aide, Dave Nyberg for his help.
 
With this legislation the UP ORV TDA can now move on to the next 'stage' in developing an inter-connecting ORV Trail System from one end of the Upper Peninsula to the other.  With this legislation we now will have at least one weekend a year where ORV Riders can enjoy our ORV Trails without purchasing an ORV Trail Permit.  With this legislation our UP ORV TDA members can work in bringing groups together to ride our ORV and Snowmobile trails without going through the past "Event" Permit system.  This legislation also provided liability reform for the volunteers in our organizations to work on trails.
 
While this process took a lot longer then many of us expected, it was well worth it!
 
This legislation shows all of us in the ORV community that by being UNITED, and working TOGETHER, we CAN make things happen.  I'm hoping this legislation will encourage those that are not members of the UP ORV TDA to PLEASE JOIN.
 
Below is the Press Release from Governor Snyder's office!
 
Again, THANK-YOU to ALL  of you!  Please make plans on attending the UP ORV TDA Annual Membership Meeting in Hulbert, on Friday, Oct 11th!  It will be at this meeting that we will go over the State Highway Right of Ways, Shoulders, and Bridges, that will help us in connecting trails, communities, and business's.  We will also be electing our Vice President, Secretary, and installing the "odd number" Regions to our Board of Directors.
 
See you on the 11th!
 
Sincerely,
 
Skip Schulz
 
UP ORV TDA President
610 Greenland Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953
906-884-9101 (home)
906-236-1143 (cell)
sschulz@jamadots.com


 

  
 

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