Law & Order

U.S. House Committee Approves Bill to Create Southern California OHV Recreation Area

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) to create the Apple Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. HR 2365, the “Desert Community Lands Act,” would transfer 4,630 acres of federal land from the U.S. Department of the Interior to the town of Apple Valley, California, and provide the public with opportunities for OHV recreation.

The bill also provides 80 acres of federal lands to the city of Twentynine Palms, California, that will make race events at 29 Palms Motorsports Arena more accessible to the public. HR 2365 now awaits consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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