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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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California AB 1595 New UTV Law

This is all over other forums but didn't see it here in searches.
California Assembly and Senate just signed AB 1595 that specifically classifies UTVs (under 1000cc), requires helmets for all in the vehicle, only allows seats in locations originally provided by OEM and requires passengers feet can touch the floor while belted in.

So this eliminates the usage of all 4 seat conversions for all brands and in most cases means children cannot ride in these vehicles as their feet cannot touch the floor.

Please Google AB1595 to read more information and if you are a California resident I would highly encourage you to phone your Assembly and Senate Representatives, phone calls definitely make more of an impact than emails.

I have a link to look up your Representative but aren't allowed to post it, if a Mod wants to reach out to me I can send it to be added to the posting.

This law is signed and set to take affect Jan 1 2013.

Yesterday I called our Assemblyman’s (Brian Jones) Chief of Staff and she was very surprised by this as he is an avid off road supporter.
We went through reading the new law together and I went through the points that directly preclude children being passengers in these vehicles.

The bill went through with a classification of 'benign' in internal Legislature language meaning it should be neutral or have no adverse affect on anything, she said that was the reason in his office it wasn't looked into (yet he voted for it).

I would also encourage you to call and speak to Assemblyman Cook's (the sponsor) office, explain your concern and ask for the Assemblyman's reasoning:

contact information:
District Office

» Matt Knox - District Director
» Art Welch - Senior Field Representative
» George Price - Senior Field Representative
» Tom Wilson - Field Representative
» Dawn Rowe - Field Representative
» Regina Santana - Executive Secretary

34932 Yucaipa Blvd.
Yucaipa, CA 92399
909-790-0479 fax
Capitol Office

» John Sobel - Chief of Staff
» Tim Itnyre - Legislative Director
» Lyndsay Roberts - Legislative Assistant
» Claire Cozad - Office Assistant
» John Rees - Student Intern

State Capitol, Room 5164
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-319-2165 fax
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 11:13 PM
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well, the way I see it -
we are going to take another one up the butt here in Cali.
we need to purge all the garbage out of Sactown while the state still has a chance.
glad to hear Kawasucki helped this bill go through, I'll vote with my dollar there and never own a green piece of crap.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 04:39 PM
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saga contiues...

Cook Proposes Clarifications to Off-Road Vehicle Law

John Sobel (916) 319-2065

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) responded to the off-road vehicle safety guidelines contained in AB 1595 with the following:

"I'm proposing two deletions to this law to address concerns over restrictions on aftermarket seats and passenger height. My goal is to move these clarifications through the Legislature before the end of session.

"The original bill saw wide support over the course of four committee hearings and one presentation on the floor of each house, with no opposition to the bill from any organization or individual at the time. I'm optimistic that these clarifying changes will find the same bipartisan support."

Anyone seeking more information on these proposed changes should email [email protected].

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Make SOME Calls ::::::::::::::::::::::::

More people to contact. These are the real areas this will effect. Brian Jones office knew nothing about this as they have not heard from anyone. They to are concerned as this greatly effects their district.

V Manuel Perez 80th District Assemblymen (Imperial Valley & Glamis)
District Offices
760-342-8047 Indio Office
760-336-8912 El Centro Office

Brian Jones 77th District Assemblymen (East Sand Diego County including Anza-Borrego & Cleveland National Forest)
619-441-2322 Santee Office
916-319-2077 Capitol Office

Juan Vargas District 40 State Senator (Cleveland Forest, Anza Borrego & Glamis)
619-409-7690 Chula Vista Office
760-335-3442 El Centro Office
916-651-4040 Capitol Office.
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California has more idiots in their legislature than the loony bin. Governor Moon Beam sits at the top. When you have a legislature in session more than 90 days a year these morons have to justify their position so they produce bone head legislation and spend more tax payer money than is available.

I received notice Monday that the Nevada DMV has finally figured out how to implement the OHV Law Registration Law passed 2 1/2 years ago. IF you own an OHV and you purchased it prior to July 2012 you have download a bunch of forms from the DMV's WEB site, have one form notorrized and the VIN number on the vehicle verified by a licenced dealer or law enforcement agency. If the OHV does not have a Vin one will be assigned to it for $2.00. Once you got all the paperwork completed you have to mail it to the DMV with a check or credit card info for the amount 0f $20.00 + the $2.00. The sticker is good for year from date of issuance.
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