December 5, 2012
Michigan Motorized Recreation Council
For Immediate Release and Distribution:
Yesterday, Michigan Senate passed SB 1020 ORV legislation with a historic vote of 38-0. The Bill now moves to the House and to the Committee of Natural Resources, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.
The Committee is Chaired by Representative Frank Foster (R) District 107, Pellston. firstname.lastname@example.org
Also serving on the Committee are the following;
Representative Kurt Demrow, (R) Port Austin, D-84 email@example.com
Representative Holly Hughes, (R) Montague, D-91 firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Joel Johnon, (R) Clare, D-97 email@example.com
Representative Harold L. Haugh, (R) Roseville, D-42 firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Maureen L. Stapleton, (D) D-4 email@example.com
Representative Timothy Bledsoe, (D) Gross Pointe, D-1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Dian Slavens, (D) Canton Township, D-21 email@example.com
Send each of the above the following, or similar email, beginning with the Chair. Include your own State Representative in your mailing.
I urge you to support SB 1020 because I believe the following are needed to promote tourism, recreation, and improve the quality of life in Michigan:
Opening SOME M roads for access to gas, food, lodging and area attractions, an economic benefit to local communities.
Two free annual ORV riding days, again, for economic benefit to Michigan tourism.
Raising the DNR event permit requirement from 20 to 75 machines, same reason, tourism.
Greater liability protection for Grant Sponsors, (volunteer trail maintainers) this very same basic language has been in snowmobile statue for decades, simply transferred to ORV statue.
My most sincere Thanks for your consideration and support.