SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 21, May 26, 2016

Michigan Bill to Facilitate Motorized Access to Forest Roads Moves to Senate Floor

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The Michigan Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism approved legislation to require that forest roads be open to motorized use by the public unless otherwise designated by the Department of Natural Resources.
   

Legislation to require that forest roads be open to motorized use by the public unless otherwise designated by the Department of Natural Resources was approved by the Michigan Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. Having already been approved by the House, the bill will now move to the Senate floor for a vote by all members. Under the bill, before the department newly restricts a road or trail used to access public land, it must provide local governments in which the land is located written notice that includes the reason for the restriction. 

The new law does not change the age requirement for historic vehicles, does not require that an historic vehicle be insured by a show or antique vehicle insurance policy and does not require that the owner have a “daily driver” vehicle registered in Michigan. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

 

 

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