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Articles for Dirt Bike OHV Legal Issues

AMA Urges Congress to End OHV Lead Ban

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The American Motorcyclist Association is urging AMA members and concerned motorcyclists to push their federal lawmakers to support two letters being circulated by members of Congress to remove OHV from the CPSC lead ban.

OHV Lead Ban Reversal Legislation

Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Motorcycle Industry Council Urges Vigorous Support for Two New Bills that would Overturn the Ban on Youth ATVs and Off-Highway Motorcycles.

Congress Passes Massive Omnibus Legislation

Thursday, March 26, 2009
By a 2-to-1 ratio Congress votes to close more than 2 million acres nationwide to off-highway motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and other motorized vehicles.

Senate Bill Could Overturn OHV Lead Ban

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Senator Tester has introduced legislation, S. 608 that would stop the ban. Please urge your Senators and Members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee to support this bill.

House Voting on New Omnibus Public Lands Bill

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The House will vote on H.R. 146, the reintroduced Omnibus Public Lands Bill that would prohibit motorized vehicles on a portion of public lands.

Omnibus Lands Bill Up for Vote Again

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The AMA urges everyone to contact their representative to stop the Omnibus bill that would prohibit all motorized vehicles on public lands.

Malcolm Smith Sells Banned Motorcycles

Friday, March 20, 2009
Malcolm Smith of Malcolm Smith Motorsports opened his doors and sold three minicycles in protest of the CPSIA ban on minicycles and related products.

Senate Set to Send Omnibus to House

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Although the official vote in the Senate has not yet taken place, we must be honest and say that the bill is likely to pass either 3/17/09 or 3/18/09.

Malcolm Smith Defies CPSC Lead Ban

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Off-road motorcycle legend Malcolm Smith defies the CPSC lead ban with his Kids Love 2 Ride Protest, Thursday, March 19th, 2009.

Senate Revives Omnibus OHV Legislation

Sunday, March 15, 2009
Shot down in the U.S. House of Representatives, the OHV March 11, the Omnibus land use bill has been revived in the Senate.

US House Votes Down Omnibus Bill

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The Omnibus legistlation that would have stopped OHV riding access to 2 million acres is stopped in the US House of Representatives.

Omnibus Public Lands Bill Vote Approaches

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The American Motorcyclist Association has been asking everyone to contact their Representatives to vote "No" on S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.

Missouri Rally for Lead Law Exemption

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Young riders, parents, state lawmakers and others concerned about the current federal ban on selling youth dirtbikes and ATVs rallied on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, on Wednesday.

CPSC Lead Ban Extends to Snowmobiles

Monday, March 9, 2009
CPSC voted late last week on procedures for determining exclusions. Based on that vote, BRC is not optimistic that the exclusion for youth model ATVs and dirt bikes will be granted anytime soon.

MIC Projects $1 Billion Lead Ban Loss

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The new lead rules that have banned the sales of many youth all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles could lead to $1 billion in lost economic value annually for the industry, predicts the Motorcycle Industry Council.

Lead Ban Video Explanation

Friday, February 20, 2009
Lead Ban

BLM Reviewing Nevada BITD Race Route

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Bureau of Land Management will conduct an environmental review and hold two public meetings to gather public comments on a proposed BITD off-highway race.

AMA Rider Resources for OHV Lead Ban

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The AMA offers useful links for riders looking to make a difference in the youth OHV lead ban.

Riders Respond to OHV Lead Restrictions

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Motorcycle Industry Council and Specialty Vehicle Institute of America report thousands of letters have been generated regard CPSC lead restrictions.

MIC & SVIA Against Youth OHV Prohibition

Thursday, February 12, 2009
Motorcycle Industry Council and Specialty Vehicle Institute of America Rally Against Youth ATV and Motorcycle Prohibition.