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JOHNSON VALLEY: Off-roaders take to the dirt trails in Johnson Valley. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has introduced a bill to repeal restrictions to off-road vehicle ownership and use.

Donnelly introduces off-road Assembly bill

SACRAMENTO • Assemblyman Tim Donnelly introduced a new Assembly bill on Monday to repeal restrictions on off-road vehicle ownership and recreation.

According to, the existing laws regarding the operation of off-highway vehicles “prohibits a person who is operating a recreational off-highway vehicle from allowing a passenger to occupy a separate seat location not designed and provided by the manufacturer for a passenger, and from riding with a passenger, unless the passenger, among other things, can grasp the occupant handhold with the seat belt and shoulder belt or safety harness properly fastened while seated upright.” said this bill would repeal all provisions applicable to the operation of recreational off-highway vehicles.

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