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Your Support Needed to Allow Fullsize OHRVs at Jericho Mountain State Park

Posted in News on May 2, 2016
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The SEMA Action Network (SAN) has been busy this year helping to keep terrible legislation from passing, while supporting laws that benefit automotive enthusiasts. Right now there is current legislation that you can help SAN get signed into law: New Hampshire H.B. 1170 that allows fullsize off-highway recreational vehicles on the trails at Jericho Mountain State Park. That means when this becomes law, you can take your Jeep, truck or buggy through the fantastic and expanding trails at Jericho Mountain.

H.B. 1170 would reestablish the authority of the Bureau of Trails to permit larger off-road vehicles at the Jericho Mountain Sate Park. This would be a huge win for the off-road community and will hopefully lead to more land opening up across the country. This bill has been passed by the New Hampshire Senate and is headed to Governor Maggie Hassan for her signature. SAN is asking for you to contact her office now and urge her to sign this into law.

SAN has created two points that you can use to politely encourage the Governor to sign the legislation:

-Under New Hampshire law, "Off highway recreational vehicle means any mechanically propelled vehicle used for pleasure or recreational purposes running on rubber tires, tracks, or cushion of air and dependent on the ground or surface for travel, or other unimproved terrain whether covered by ice or snow or not, where the operator sits in or on the vehicle.”

-When an OHRV is being used for transportation purposes only, it is not being used for recreational purposes.

Help the wheelers of the Granite State gain access to more trails by contacting the Governors office at nh.gov/NHGovernor/comments. Hopefully next time it will be about expanding lad access in your home state.

Stay on top of current legislative issues by visiting semasan.com and help support the automotive community.

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