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(courtesy of Friends of the BWCA, April 11, 2001)

Minnesotašs off-highway vehicle legislation (HF1551/SF1381) has been officially "laid over" until the next legislative session in 2002 by its principle author in the Senate.  Both House and Senate authors have expressed intentions to convene hearings and/or on-site inspections over the summer months around the state.  The OHV legislation is very much alive! Senator Hottinger and Representative Tuma have both committed to securing early committee hearings for this bill next session.

Thanks to our members who wrote their representatives in support of OHV regulation.  Here's what you can do now:

1) Contact the billšs sponsors.  Thank them for their support this session and encourage them to continue to support our bill.
John Hottinger, Mankato       

 John Tuma, Northfield 

Leonard Price, Woodbury     

Alice Hausman, St Paul

Steve Dille, Dassel                    

Margaret Kelliher, Mpls
David Knutson, Burnsville     

K.  Tinglestad, Andover
Jim Vickerman, Tracy               

Jean Wagenius, Mpls
2) Contact your local legislators and continue educating them about the need

  •    Designated Routes Only Policy for all OHV use in our State Forests
  •    Adequate Enforcement of OHV laws, monitoring of OHV impacts, and repair of accumulating OHV damage
  •    Environmental review of OHV trails and "scramble areas"

Contact Information:  
Senate, 651-296-0504/888-234-1112.  House, 651-296-2146/800-657-3550;


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