A North Idaho legislator has introduced a bill, now known as HB437, that would divert 85% of the OHV sticker revenues away from IDPR and direct that those funds go to counties, as designated by the purchaser, for use at the county level on OHV-related programs. If this bill passes, trail maintenance and related work would shift from IDPR to the counties, so we would no longer have the state trails program, or the state education program, and would instead have 44 different programs spread across the state working independent of one another.
The Idaho Recreation Council has decided to oppose this bill in order to preserve the IDPR-administered trail ranger, and education programs.
Listed below are the members who serve on the House Transportation and Defense Committee. We need to let them know that we do not support the bill and why.
Please distribute to everyone, and if we can get clubs or associations to take a position that would be great. We realize this is all moving quickly so that may not be possible. If you are from North Idaho, and don’t support the bill, please share that at the beginning of your message.
We know we don’t have to say this but please be polite and respectful. Most of the legislators have no understanding of how the program works, so this is our opportunity to explain it and why we support it.
Thanks for all you do! Now get busy and send a message.
If you have any questions, let us know.
Joe Palmer email@example.com Boise District 20
Paul Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org Riggins District 7
Rich Wills email@example.com Glenns Ferry District 23
Linden Bateman firstname.lastname@example.org Idaho Falls District 33
Terry Gestrin Tgestrin@house.idaho.gov Donnelly District 8
Brandon Hixon Bhixon@house.idaho.gov Caldwell District 10
Clark Kauffman email@example.com Filer District 25
Kelly Packer firstname.lastname@example.org McCammon District 28
Rick Youngblood email@example.com Nampa District 12
Patrick McDonald firstname.lastname@example.org Boise District 15
Sage Dixon email@example.com Ponderay District 1
Steven Harris Sharris@house.idaho.gov Meridian District 33
James Holtzclaw Jholtzclaw@house.idaho.gov Boise District 20
Jason Monks Jmonks@house.idaho.gov Boise District 22
Phylis King firstname.lastname@example.org Boise District 18
Dan Rudolph email@example.com Lewiston District 6
Melissa Wintrow firstname.lastname@example.org Boise District 19