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Articles for Dirt Bike OHV Legal Issues

CPSC Delays OHV Lead Ban Enforcement

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The CPSC has voted to delay enforcement of portions of the controversial OHV "lead law" that would have banned the sale of kids' dirtbikes and ATVs.

CPSC Lead Testing Delayed For Kid's ATVs

Friday, January 28, 2011
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has decided to hold off on requiring third-party testing and certification of kid-sized ATVs for lead content until Nov. 27, 2011.

Lawmakers Oppose New Wild Lands Policy

Friday, January 28, 2011
Nearly 60 Lawmakers have come together to ask the Department of Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, to withdraw a new land-use designation that could bar responsible off-highway riding from public land.

Kid's OHV Lead Law Delay Up For Vote

Friday, January 28, 2011
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is poised to vote on a staff recommendation to delay enforcement of parts of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, or "lead law".

Wild Lands Designation Threatens OHV Access

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
On Dec. 22, 2010, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed Secretarial Order 3310 creating a new land-use designation called "Wild Lands" that essentially allows officials in the federal BLM to manage public land with out congress approval.

AMA Encourages Yea Vote for HR 412

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
On Jan. 25, Representative Denny Rehberg introduced H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act of 2011, which would exempt kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008.

OHV Lead Ban Exemption Bill Introduced

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg has recently introduced a bill that would end the ban on youth model ATV's and dirt bikes.

Opposition to Wild Lands Policy Grows

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Western state governors have added their voice in the rising criticism of the new Wild Lands policy concerning the administrative power to ban OHV land.

Kids Just Want to Ride Act to be Introduced

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Kids Just Want to Ride Act is set to be introduced next week by Representative Denny Rehberg in the U.S. House of Representatives. The AMA is urging everyone to call their Representative to become an original cosponsor.

Federal Defendant Rule Tossed in OHV Case

Monday, January 17, 2011
In a move sure to have far-reaching effects on the way federal lands are used in the future, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a long-standing rule that prevented non-federal interestsfrom intervening in environmental disputes.

Lawmakers Seek Lead Law Enforcement Delay

Friday, January 7, 2011
More than a dozen federal lawmakers are asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to delay enforcement of the so-called lead law that effectively bans the sale of kid-sized dirtbikes and ATVs.

Harry Reid Pulls Omnibus Public Lands Bill

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stopped his efforts to pass the omnibus public lands bill which would have closed thousands of acres for OHV enthusiasts.

New Omnibus Public Lands Bill Introduced

Monday, December 20, 2010
The new Omnibus Public Lands bill is a 1,000-page bill that will restrict all motorized vehicle access including motorcycles and ATVs on thousands of acres of public lands.

Action Needed on Youth-Model ATV Extension

Friday, December 10, 2010
In addition to a 60-day extension for ATV manufacturers to meet new safety standards, there will also be a push for a one-year stay of enforcement.

Great Outdoor Initiative Stirring Concern

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Department of the Interior documents have been released which call for up to 130 million acres to be designated as Wilderness and National Monument areas, making them off-limits to OHV riders.

AMA Concerned About Presidential Proclamation

Monday, September 13, 2010
In a proclamation declaring September as "National Wilderness Month," President Barack Obama extolled the virtues of federal Wilderness. The proclamation raises concerns indicating that the administration may press to close off more public land.

U.S. Interior Department Eyeing OHV Land

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Possible designation of National Monuments by the Federal Bureau of Land Management may make some OHV land a thing of the past.

BLM Letter Reveals OHV Land Closures

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The AMA reports BLM documents reveal possible government land closures of millions of acres to OHV riding.

Interactive E-Course for ROV Safety

Monday, July 26, 2010
The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association has released a beta version of its two-hour online safety course to reinforce ROV driver responsibilities.

Pro-OHV Bill Heads to President's Desk

Thursday, July 15, 2010
The AMA reports a pro-OHV land use bill is headed to the President's desk where it is expected to be signed into law. What is this biazzaro world?