SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Randy Voepel announced that he has introduced the Off-Road Restoration Act, which will restore funding critical funding to pay for law enforcement, safety, and environmental restoration on land used for off-road recreation.
"Several years ago, the Legislature voted to raid $10 million from the OHV trust fund every year, and put that money into the general fund," said Voepel. "As a result, there has been less money for education, trail construction, and other services for off-roaders. This bill would end that raid and ensure the funds stay in the trust fund where they belong.
"Not only does the Off-Road Restoration Act ensure our off-road lands are maintained and protected, but this legislation will also make sure that tax dollars collected from off-road recreation are spent where they belong – off road."
So far, AB 382 has accumulated more than fifteen Co-Authors in the Senate and Assembly.
To view the legislation as introduced, please click here.
Assemblyman Randy Voepel represents the 71st Assembly District, which includes the communities of eastern San Diego County, including Alpine, Borrego Springs, Casa de Oro - Mount Helix, El Cajon, Lakeside, Jamul, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Santee and Spring Valley; and southern Riverside County, including Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center. Prior to his election to the Assembly, Voepel served as the Mayor of Santee for 16 years.