A invoice by Sen. Brian W. Jones that protects off-highway automobile competitions on public lands in California handed within the Legislature and heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom for remaining consideration.
Senate Invoice 894 by the Republican from Santee would create a brand new registration program for off-road competitors. It could change the two-decade-old “purple sticker” program administered by the California Air Assets Board that expired final 12 months.
The invoice was authorized Tuesday by a vote of 71-2 within the Meeting and 40-0 within the Senate.
“The passage of this invoice completes an in depth, three-year bipartisan legislative effort to save lots of OHV competitions in California,” mentioned Jones on Wednesday. “We labored with many stakeholders to craft the excellent consensus resolution that SB 894 incorporates.”
Jones mentioned the ultimate invoice is “narrowly tailor-made for reliable rivals” practising and racing on public lands, including that it’s going to assist the economies of many rural areas which have lengthy hosted competitions.
The laws is cosponsored by the Coalition for Public Entry and the California Bike Sellers Affiliation, and is supported by the American Motorcyclist Affiliation, California Wilderness Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, Bike Business Council, Off Street Automobile Legislative Coalition, Sacramento Pacific Worldwide Trails Society, Specialty Automobile Institute of America, Tuleyome and Yuba County.
Newsom has till Sept. 30 to signal SB 894.