Restore Dedicated Funding to the OHV Trail Safety Fund

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Original Action Alert:

We would like to send a big thanks to all of you who weighed in with your State Representative following our recent call to action to stop the raid of the OHV Fund! Due to your efforts, the House Appropriations Committee voted yesterday to pass the budget, which did not include the provision that would have taken $85,000 from the OHV Trail Safety Fund. That bill (now HB 2) awaits a vote in the full House.

However it’s not over yet! The provision to take $85,000 from the OHV Trail Safety Fund is in the Senate’s version of the Budget (SB 246). Please contact your State Senator as soon as possible.

For those of you who may have missed our last call to action, here is some background. The Trail Safety Fund is fully funded by OHV registration and user fees. It is set up under a “user-pay, user-benefit” framework to be used primarily for OHV law enforcement, education and training, information system development and management, resource monitoring and protection, trail building, maintenance and restoration, and the implementation of other provisions of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act (enacted in 2005).

This is tantamount to placing an additional tax on OHV users that provides no benefit to those who pay. Please urge your State Senator to oppose this depletion of the Trail Safety Fund!

Send an email to urge your State Senator to oppose this provision and restore dedicated funding to the Trail Safety Fund!

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