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November 17th, 2012, 07:54 PM

November 17, 2012

Michigan Motorized Recreation Council

For Immediate Release & Distribution:

We were informed late yesterday by the staff of State Senator Tom Casperson, (R) D- 38, of Escanaba will advance Senate Bill 1020. The Senate Transportation Committee will have a Public Hearing on November 27th at 12:30 p.m. The Bill is sponsored by Senator Casperson and Senator Darwin Booher (R) D-35, of Evart.

The Bill as currently posted on the inter-net will have amendments prior to the hearing. The main objective of the Bill will remain, for ORV users to have access via some M Roads, to gas, food, lodging, area attractions and to provide links where needed. We advise that each of you keep abreast of the changes in the Bill and it is expected the final draft will be posted prior to the November 27th hearing.

What you can do, before November 27th;

Contact the following Senators on the Transportation Committee with an e-mail in support of SB 1020, be certain the e-mail contains your full name, address and/or the title of the company or governmental body you represent, ie., a Township or County Commission. You should also contact your State Senator and your current State Representative.

Senator Tom Casperson (C) (R) D-38, Escanaba sentcasperson@senate.michigan.gov

Senator Mike Kowall (VC) (R) D-15 White Lake


Senator Jack Brandenburg (R) D-11 Harrison Township


Senator Phil Pavlov (R) D-25 St. Clair


Senator John J. Gleason (MVC) (D) D-27 Flushing


Senator Morris Hood III (D) D-3 Detroit


You may attend the Hearing on November 27th beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Senate Building, diagonally across from the front lawn of the Capitol. A Hearing room number will be announced. We need a good representation of our sport in the room. We have been asked to limit speakers as the Committee will have a full agenda and it is “lame duck” and time is short. We ask those attending to simply fill out the card in support of SB 1020.

We have just days to make this happen in the Senate, if a favorable vote comes from the Senate, we move over to the House where time may be even shorter. If you wish to enjoy this new opportunity for ORV use, NOW is the time to act. If we generate thousands of e-mails to Lansing in support of SB 1020, our chances are excellent of SB 1020 becoming a part of Michigan statue!