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Jarhead
February 4th, 2010, 02:12 PM
H.R. 765 Would Establish the Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Recreation Area

Please urge your Representative to support H.R. 765, the "Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Recreation Area Act of 2009." H.R. 765 would create an OHV recreation park in Clark County, Nevada and protect access to 10,000 acres of BLM land by designating it as the Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Recreation Area.

The House Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the legislation on November 5th. As a constituent with a member on the Subcommittee it is imperative that you weigh in. While this bill would ensure access in NV, it is important for OHV enthusiasts everywhere to show Subcommittee members your support for access and for legislation that protects opportunities for motorized recreation.

Please send a letter to your Congressman supporting H.R. 765.


What to write:

Please Support H.R. 765

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent I write to urge you to support H.R. 765, the "Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Recreation Area Act of 2009."

H.R. 765 would create an off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation park in Clark County, Nevada and protect access to 10,000 acres of BLM land by designating it as the Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Recreation Area.

OHV recreation is a fun, family friendly activity that is compatible with the BLM's multiple-use management mandate. Designating the Nellis Dunes as an OHV recreation area will ensure that a safe, environmentally sustainable riding area is available for responsible motorized recreationists for years to come.

Thank you for your consideration. Please support H.R. 765.

Sincerely,

phittie1100
February 5th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Quick question Bob - it says it will come to committee Nov 5, as in 2010?

Jarhead
February 5th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Quick question Bob - it says it will come to committee Nov 5, as in 2010?

The last committee meeting was November 5, 2009.

H.R. 765: Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Act of 2009

This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee.

Committee Assignments
Committees are like "mini Congresses". Most bills begin by being considered by one or several congressional committees which may "report" the bill favorably or unfavorably to the Senate or House as a whole allowing it to receive consideration by the full body and move forward, or may fail to consider a bill at all preventing the bill from moving forward. Most bills never receive any committee consideration and are never reported out. House bills start in House committees and enter Senate committees only after being passed by the House and received by the Senate, and similarly for Senate bills.
Information on committee proceedings is notoriously opaque: committees vary in what information they make public and often do not provide basic public information such as the results of votes electronically or in an understandable format. Furthermore, if your Member of Congress does not sit on any committee relevant to this bill, you generally have no opportunity to voice your opinion on the bill while the bill is receiving its most important consideration.

The bill has been referred to the following committees:
House Natural Resources
House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands -- Hearings Held
House Armed Services
House Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness

From - http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-765&tab=committees

We do not want this bill killed in committee.

timbercruiser
February 8th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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