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- Carson National Forest Released Travel Management Environmental Assessment for 'West-side' Districts
- Cibola National Forest Releases Long-Awaited Mount Taylor Travel Management Environmental Assessment
- Mt Taylor Ranger District (Cibola National Forest) Releases Proposed Action for Managing Motorized Travel
- Mount Taylor Ranger District Travel Management Rule Starting Point Maps Available and Two More Public Meetings
- Comment Period Extended for Travel Planing for the Glade Run Recreation Area (aka Chokecherry Canyon)
- Socorro Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement Finally Released!
NM State Legislation
- SB 379 Status: A Different Committee and Another List of Senators to Call
Last Updated: February 22, 2009
Overview of the Legislative Process for SB379:
* Senate Bill 379 Introduced (1/29) * Senate Corporation and Transportation Committee Vote- Passed a modified version called a Committee Substitute (2/22)
* Senate Judiciary Committee Vote- This is the next step.
* Senate Floor Vote
* 1st House Committee Vote
* 2nd House Committee Vote
* House Floor Vote
* SB379 becomes Law when the Governor signs it.
SB379 has survived the first of what will probably be six separate votes in the Legislature. It had to be heavily modified in order to be approved by the first committee. The next step is the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee could vote on SB379 as early as this Wednesday, Feb 18th.
Your many phone calls and emails had a HUGE effect on the bill last week. One Senator reported getting over 1000 emails opposing SB379. The committee took out many bad provisions but a lot of bad things remain. We need to keep the phone calls and emails pouring into the legislator's offices. Tell the Judiciary Committee that OHV'ers still OPPOSE SB379. SB379 still includes:
* A 50% increase in sticker fees with no justification.
* Department of Game & Fish gets 100% control of the state OHV program including all the money from sticker fees.
* New prohibitions so vague they can't be fairly enforced. Really severe fines for all OHV violations, even minor ones. The fines are $200 for 1st offense, $500 for a 2nd, $800 for a 3rd and beyond.
* Reducing the role of the OHV Board to advisory only, with just one OHV seat on the Board.
Please call the Senators on the Judiciary Committee and tell them you are opposed to SB379. Then make sure this information gets to fellow riders, friends, and family.
Senator Cisco McSorley (505) 986-4485 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Richard C. Martinez (505) 986-4389 email@example.com
Senator Tim Eichenberg (505) 986-4859 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Clinton D. Harden (505) 986-4369 email@example.com
Senator Linda M. Lopez (505) 986-4737 No email listed.
Senator Sander Rue (505) 986-4375 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator John C. Ryan (505) 986-4373 email@example.com
Senator Bernadette M. Sanchez (505) 986-4267 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Michael S. Sanchez (505) 986-4727 email@example.com
Senator Peter Wirth (505) 986-4276 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator William H. Payne (505) 986-4703 email@example.com
Thank you again for your very successful efforts so far! Your phone calls and emails have made a BIG DIFFERENCE!
NMOHVA will keep you posted as the bill goes through each step of the process.
Together, we can make a difference!
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