SB 249 Passes Assembly Committee

Why SB 249 is needed.

SB 249 (Allen) which will extend the OHMVR program and reform some governance and resource conservation elements of the program passed the Senate in early June and its first Assembly hurdle at the Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife Committee on July 11, 2017.

SB 249, which has been amended several times, still faces fierce opposition from the OHV lobby which has fought to block any correction in fuel tax transfers and improvements in natural and cultural resource protection requirements. 

In August, SB 249 will next go to the Assembly Appropriations Committee and then on for final passage and signature in September.  

Watch for updates on the bill.