We wanted to provide an update on the HB-1918 & S-AMD2808. A special thank you to Ted Jackson for the updated information.
To recap the bill’s importance for local economic development and provisions of HB-1918 & S-AMD 2808;
1. Allow comparable state to state “reciprocity”
2. Provide for a streamlined “titling process”
3. Expanded documentation and safety inspections to “motor repair shops”
4. Provided clarifications for WATV use by “search & rescue”
This pas week Senator Curtis King did call the bill to a vote, but it did not pass. The impact of this was twofold:
1. To give an extended opportunity for TC members to sign in by calling for a 2nd executive session – option was suggested by one of Sen Schoesler staffers
2. To show Sen King and the TC committee the statewide stakeholder interest, influence and resolution
The Senator communicated that he was going to uphold the cut-off, but was now communicating with leadership as to how they may still bring 1918 forward to the floor. Ted also asking; in the event that leadership was unsuccessful this session would he be willing to companion this bill in the 2016 session of which he expressed a willingness. Additionally, Senator King was briefed on the USFS WATV pilot project and economic development occurring in his district for Starting this May/June. His response and communication was sincere.
For now the best thing we as a user group can do is call and thank him for his efforts and communicate how […]