Off–Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund Legislation Passed!

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Off–Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund Legislation Passed!

Post by Rut Row » Tue May 15, 2018 4:53 pm

Off–Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund Legislation Passed!

On 15 May 2018, Governor Hogan signed Senate Bill 606 which was introduced by Senator Edwards at the request of the Maryland Motorcycle Dealers Association (MMDA) and the Maryland Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance (MDOHVA). It creates, within DNR, an Off–Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund and transfers roughly $750,000 per year from the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) to the trail fund. Further, it fences those funds so that they can only be used for ORV trails! Those funds come from the Title Tax we all pay when any ATV, SxS, dirt bike, etc are purchased within Maryland. The MMDA has been working for over a decade to get that money transferred to DNR where it belongs. Until now, those funds were used to maintain highways! The MDOHVA is proud to have been able to assist in this.

This is HUGE! A common problem in getting trails built on public lands is the lack of funds to build and maintain them. With this legislation, the funding issue has disappeared. This was a great day for all ORV enthusiasts.
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Re: Off–Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund Legislation Passed!

Post by BigBird » Tue May 15, 2018 6:00 pm

SUPER JOB KEN! THANKS!
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Post by gots_a_sol » Tue May 15, 2018 6:34 pm

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Post by Marylander » Tue May 15, 2018 6:38 pm

Wow, this is awesome! You are the Man, Ken!

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Post by Nobody » Tue May 15, 2018 6:44 pm

I want to live in Maryland now! :cheers: :lol2:
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Post by Wingfixer » Tue May 15, 2018 7:12 pm

That's frikken awesome! :loveit:
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Post by Bucho » Tue May 15, 2018 7:59 pm

Pretty BS that it was a fight to properly use the money for what it was always supposed to be used for...


but THATS AWESOME! GREAT NEWS!
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Post by J&J » Tue May 15, 2018 8:13 pm

Awesome! :thumbup:

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Re: Off–Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund Legislation Passed!

Post by Rut Row » Wed May 16, 2018 6:23 am

Bucho wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:59 pm
Pretty BS that it was a fight to properly use the money for what it was always supposed to be used for...
no kidding. It was an insult and I often thought of it as theft.
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Re: Off–Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund Legislation Passed!

Post by Bork » Thu May 17, 2018 9:21 pm

Ive been absent awhile, but :cheers: 'hear-hear' to persistent Ken!
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