2020 - Senate Bill 1024 (Jones, Brian), Off-Highway Vehicles (Dead)
Would have established a new registration and identification program for off-highway vehicles (OHV) that are model year 2022 or newer and used in competition. The bill would have imposed fees for the issuance or renewal of competition identification stickers and would have required certain competition OHVs to have a competition sticker to operate on public lands. This bill would have required OHV riders to possess a current and valid competition card from a competition-sanctioning organization when practicing for a competition event on public lands. Additionally, this bill would have required CARB, in consultation with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), to adopt a regulation by January 1, 2023, that would have provided the requirements for when competition OHVs were allowed to operate on public lands to practice for sanctioned competition events. This regulation would have sunsetted on July 1, 2026. Lastly, the bill would have required DPR, in collaboration with CARB and the Department of Motor Vehicles, to submit a report to the Legislature, by March 1, 2025, containing certain information regarding OHVs. Was not heard on Senate Concurrence.