Now HERE'S a state I respect! Look @ the difference in state legislatures! I got this from SEMA too!
Bill Promotes Fairness for Off-Roaders in Washington State
Legislation (H.B. 2374) to require the Department of Natural Resources to prepare and maintain access plans for all public lands is scheduled to be considered by the Washington House Natural Resources, Ecology and Parks Committee on Thursday, January 12. In the future, the Department would have to ensure that there is no net loss of roads or trail miles available when making any changes in public road access. Roads temporarily open for forestry operations would not qualify toward the mileage quota of roads available for public motorized access.
We Urge You to Contact Members of the Natural Resources, Ecology and Parks Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 2374.
H.B. 2374 requires regulators to prepare, maintain and administer individual public motorized access plans for all public lands.
H.B. 2374 requires the access plans to estimate the number of miles of road or trail that were open for public access in 2003 and ensure that changes in road access are implemented so that there is not a net loss of road or trail miles available.
H.B. 2374 ensures that all future road or trail access closure decisions are coupled by the opening of an equal number of road or trail miles for public access.
Please contact members of the Washington State House Natural Resources, Ecology and Parks Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for this bill. Please e-mail a copy of your letter to [email protected]. Thank you for your assistance.