SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 39, September 29, 2016

Michigan Bill to Facilitate Motorized Access to Forest Roads Approved by Legislature; Moves to Governor

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Michigan Legislature 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 Legislature. 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. 

Other lands permitted for off-highway use include designated roads that are not forest roads, designated trails and other designated areas. The bill will now be sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law. 

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

 

 

 

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