Articles for Dirt Bike OHV Legal Issues
Congressional Hearing on National Monuments
Friday, September 09, 2011
On September 13, 2011, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, chaired by Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), will hold a hearing on several bills, including bills related to National Monuments.
AMA and OEMs Talk Lead Ban Exemption
Thursday, August 18, 2011
For off-highway vehicle (OHV) manufacturers, dealers and others already suffering because of the nation's flagging economy, a new law that repeals a de facto ban on the sale of kids' OHVs is welcomed news.
Families Thrilled New Law Legalizes Kids OHV
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
With the overturning of a federal law that created a de facto ban on the sale of kid's off-highway vehicles (OHVs), the real winners are the families and children who enjoy responsible motorized recreation.
Obama Signs Lead Law Exemption Bill
Saturday, August 13, 2011
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that allows the sale of kids' off-highway vehicles.
Bill Passed Exempt Kids' OHV Lead Law
Monday, August 01, 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 01, 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 02, 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.
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