Legislative Update 3/5/2019 from Glenn Wallace, RYP
HB 498 – Bill to close Class V roads
Transportation Committee voted 16-3 for Inexpedient to Legislate which means they voted to kill it. But it still must go to the full House.
HB 592 – Age Bill
As expected, the Transportation Committee voted to pass 15 – 4 which is higher than we expected. It will be on the House floor next week. Given the nature of the committee vote, I don’t think we will have any chance of flipping it here.
Please keep contacting your Senators to oppose.
House Resources, Recreation and Development Committee will meet this week for a work session to discuss HB683, HB591, HB660 and vote during Executive Session next week.
We will keep you posted, Keep up the great support!
NHOHVA Executive Committee
Effective May 1, 2018 (starting with 2018/2019) New Hampshire OHRV wheeled vehicle registrations will be broken out into member vs. non-club member rates; appropriate proof of club membership will be required at the time of registration for member rates.
All New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association (NHOHVA) affiliated N.H. OHRV Clubs will provide each of their members with a voucher and a unique club member ID# as Proof of Club Membership. This voucher and ID# will be recognized at N.H. Registration Agents to receive the lower club member rate.
The main reason to join a club is not just to get your $30 discount per each NH State Registration, but more importantly, to get money directly to the clubs so they have the financial resources to improve trails and create new ones. Most Grant in Aid (GIA) which comes from your registration dollars require up to 40% matching funds from the club to qualify for the GIA from NH Bureau of Trails. If you choose not to join a club, the extra registration funds will go to this fund.
Another reason is to increase any amount of volunteer participation in the clubs. All clubs are non-profit organizations and operate on membership dues, donations, fundraisers and the dedicated volunteers.
If you register multiple OHRVs your proof of club membership will allow for the lower registration rate for each registration.
The New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association and each of the affiliated clubs are thankful to the many volunteers, members and riders who support the maintenance and development of all the trail systems we enjoy.