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Bill Passed Exempt Kids' OHV Lead Law

Monday, August 1, 2011
The U.S. House has approved legislation by a vote of 421-2 to exempt kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that essentially bans the sale of those machines at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

Local Communities Should Decide Land Use

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Supporters of H.R. 1581 the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011 -- told U.S. lawmakers that the bill would allow local communities to decide the proper uses of 43 million acres of protected public land.

California OHV Leadership in State Capital

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Off-highway vehicle leadership discuss continued reallocation of California's OHMVR trust fund monies what options OHV leaders should consider to fill a potential shortfall in the more than 85 million dollar annual operating budget required to maintain the state's OHMVR program.

ROHVA & ATVSI Call for Safe July 4th

Thursday, June 30, 2011
While enjoying their freedom to explore trails, deserts and public lands this long Fourth of July weekend, recreational off-highway vehicle enthusiasts need to be safe and responsible while having all that fun.

Chandlers Law Enacted in South Carolina

Thursday, June 30, 2011
The ATV safety community today marked the enactment of “Chandler’s Law,” which is aimed at protecting South Carolina’s young ATV riders.

Congress Told OHV Riding is Economic Engine

Friday, June 24, 2011
Testifiers told a key U.S. House subcommittee on June 22 that off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation puts billions of dollars into the U.S. economy, and public land needs to be opened up for motorized recreation.

Language Blocks Lead Law Enforcement

Monday, June 20, 2011
Specific language inserted into a federal government funding measure in congress may block the enforcement of the lead law, according to the American Motorcyclist Association.

CPSIA Lead Ban Update - What Now?

Thursday, June 16, 2011
The CPSC's ban on youth dirt bikes and ATVs is still a lingering threat. MotoUSA examines bikes and families potentially affected by the Lead Law and gets up to date on where things stand.

Interior Department Reverses Wild Lands Policy

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
In a victory for OHV riders nationwide, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has reversed his position on his controversial new Wild Lands policy.

Motorcyclists Support AMA Capitol Hill Climb

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is proud to announce that MX Sports, Cobra Motorcycles, Tomahawk MX Park and others passionate about kids' motorsports have thrown their support behind the AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb

Arizona Refuge Grants Access to Motorcycles

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona has reversed an unwritten policy and is now allowing street-legal motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on certain roads.

Join the AMA Family OHV Capitol Hill Climb

Monday, May 16, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association will be holding a Family Capitol Hill Climb press conference, featuring U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg on May 26th at 11am.

Draft Legislation to Stop OHV Lead Ban Passed

Friday, May 13, 2011
The Motorcycle Industry Council applauds the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade’s quick action on the “Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011” (ECADA) discussion draft. The Subcommittee passed the draft bill and referred it to the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

House Subcommitte to Vote on CPSC Lead Law

Thursday, May 12, 2011
A formal Discussion Draft entitled, "Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011 (ECADA)," will be voted upon tomorrow by the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the Committee on Energy & Commerce

Riding Restrictions May Lift on 43 Million Acres

Monday, May 2, 2011
A bill has been introduced to congress which would free up almost 43 million acres of public land which would otherwise be off limits for OHV use.

Effort to Preserve Self-Funded Trails Underway

Saturday, April 23, 2011
Lawmakers are building support for a law which sets aside a gas-tax revenue from users of OHVs in order to fund the creation of motorized and non-motorized trails.

Register for AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb

Friday, April 22, 2011
The AMA is hosting a capitol hill climb on May 26th to send a message to lawmakers that action is needed to exclude youth model ATVs from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Wild Lands Policy on Hold for '11 Fiscal Year

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The new funding measure which keeps the federal government operating until September 30th includes language that prevents the Interior Department from carrying out the new Wild Lands Policy and is a major victory for OHV enthusiasts.

Wild Lands Policy Dealt Possible Setback

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The funding measure that will keep the federal government operating through Sept. 30 includes language that bars the Interior Department from using any money to carry out the controversial Wild Lands land-use policy.

Act Now to Save Recreational Trails Program

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
U.S. Representatives Tom Petri and Mike Michaud have released a letter asking members of the House to sign a letter in support of the Recreational Trails Program.
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