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    It is confirmed, Representative Gary Howell told us the bill is dead and will not be headed to the floor any time soon. Instead, he voted it through. House bill 4535 is far from dead and actually was just voted out of committee and could head to the floor for a vote as early as next week.

    MAKE THE CALL:

    Call your state rep and let them know you oppose this bill. They MUST hear from us this bill will sail through and into law.

    Pass the verb age or (attached) below to any and everyone you can and pass the word on Facebook or what ever media you use.

    CALL TO ACTION:

    If you have ever asked what can I do to help keep trails open in Michigan, this is your opportunity. House bill 4535 has slipped out of committee and is headed for a vote on the floor of the house. This bill removes over 1500 miles of roads and routes that we currently have access to. During the months of December and March, when these trails have snow on them, wheeled vehicles will NOT be allowed are subject to $200.00 fines.

    To voice you opposition to this,

    PLEASE CONTACT:

    Your state representative AND contact the office of representative Gary Howell at 517-373-1800. Call and or email nsliwa@house.MI.gov

    Contact your state rep. and let them know you oppose house bill 4535!

    WHO IS MY STATE REPRESENTATIVE you ask:

    https://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/frmFindaRep.aspx

    We MUST get our voice heard on this or we stand to loose over 1500 miles and trail. Events such as SNOWBLIND, SNOFARI, JEEP JAMBOREE and many other winter events stand to be cancelled.

    READ THE BILL:

    http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(kxukpgv3uibevrs1dz2e5phb))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=2021-HB-4535

    http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2021-2022/billintroduced/House/pdf/2021-HIB-4535.pdf

    Sec. 82163. (1) Subject to subsection (2), during the period 23 from December 1 through March 31 annually, a person shall not 24 operate a motor vehicle other than a snowmobile on a trail if both 25 of the following apply: 26 (a) The trail is part of the statewide trail network 27 established under section 72114 and is designated for snowmobile 28 use. 29 (b) The trail is snow covered, and the snow is groomed for 9 TMV Final Page H01338'21 * 1 snowmobile use. 2 (2) Subsection (1) does not apply under any of the following 3 circumstances: 4 (a) If the motor vehicle is being used for emergency or law 5 enforcement purposes. 6 (b) If the portion of the snowmobile trail on which the motor 7 vehicle is operated is a crossing with a highway or street or a 8 trail where operation of the motor vehicle is otherwise authorized. 9 (c) If and to the extent that the department waives the 10 prohibition for department-sponsored events or other circumstances 11 as determined by the director or the director's designee. 12 (3) A person who violates subsection (1) is responsible for a 13 state civil infraction and may be ordered to pay a civil fine of 14 not more than $200.00. A fine collected under this section shall be 15 deposited in the recreational snowmobile trail improvement 16 subaccount created in section 82110.


    Support The Sport!

    Welcome to the Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association!

    Mission Statement:
    The Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association (GLFWDA) is the voice of full-size 4-wheel drive vehicle owners working with local and state government to keep trails open, maintained, and available for their enjoyment.

    Association Description:
    GLFWDA is a non-profit Association for full-size four-wheel drive vehicle owners and the land we use them on.

    GLFWDA works to keep our trails open so that we may continue to have access to our land and enjoy our outdoor activities for generations to come. As such, we are active in land use issues, working regularly with state officials, local governments, and private landowners. We enjoy an excellent reputation with land use managers at all levels as responsible users who are concerned about motorized access and recreation.

    GLFWDA sponsors annual trail maintenance activities for 180 miles of Michigan DNR ORV Routes through our member clubs in many parts of the region. From time to time the association fields crews of volunteers with all the necessary skills, equipment, and training to handle diverse projects including clean up, fencing, signage, trail maintenance, and trail development.

    GLFWDA hosts trail rides for association members and guests four times per year in conjunction with our quarterly membership meetings, and from time to time hosts other trail rides as opportunity presents.

    WE NEED YOU!

    JOIN GLFWDA TODAY!

    Join the Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association today and become part of the solution. Not only do you become a part of the most active regional organization to help protect our land and our sport, but you will also receive many other benefits.

    Join Now!


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    Please Welcome Our Newest Associate Members
    SK Autocorrect

    Other Associate Members:


    Quadratec
    Bar H Transport Enterprises

    Bundy Hill Off Road Park

    Turtle Ridge ORV ParkDrummond Island Resort

    Energy Products/Battery Giant

    Ironman Offroad

    JCR Offroad

    Jeeperz Creeperz, Inc.

    Mikes Automotive Supply

    Nerfherder Creations

    Ramada Inn of Grayling

    Riverwalk Place

    St. Ignace Visitors Bureau

    Warn

    Please see the Associate Member page for more members and their contact information.




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