On April 9, 2019, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee will hold a hearing on legislation (SB 767) introduced by Senator Glazer which is a new version of the Carnegie bill that we defeated
last year. It is not as bad as the earlier version because it does not have us selling the park at rock bottom 1992 prices.
However, the bill is still problematic. It calls for a hearing to review the mission of the park and provides a structure for selling it to local entities for environmental purposes. The consequence to every state purchase is obvious.
Your D36 LAO Program has initiated meetings in the Capitol and is currently opposing the bill. The LAO will be testifying at the hearing and is also working to forge a solution that gets us out of this permanent limbo. This is just the beginning of a long legislative process that will extend into the summer.
In the meantime, the LAO is urging D36 members to send in letters using the AMA’s Grassroots Action Network System. AMA is an important partner and the LAO appreciates their work on this issue.
LINK TO AMA CARNEGIE ACTION ALERT
Thanks for your ongoing support of the D36 LAO Program and our efforts to promote and protect responsible OHV recreation in California.
AMA D36 – LAO