Support the New York ATV
Economic Impact Study (S.5706 Maziarz / A.8551
May 30, 2007 NYSORVA Action Alert — Under one
month left in the Legislative Session!
THANK YOU for your calls in April to your
State Senator and Assembly Members, to request
that an ATV Economic Impact study funded, they
did not go unheard.
If you failed to call, now is your chance to
show your support for legal ATV/OHM riding areas
in New York. Legislation has been introduced
(S.5706 - Maziarz / A.8551 - Morelle) to direct
New York State to prepare a report on the
economic impact of ATV-related tourism in the
state of New York. But with less than one month
to go in the Legislative Session, its chance of
success once again depends on you!
We made enough noise to get these bills
introduced, now it's time to push the rest of
the way and get them PASSED.
You need to take action on this even if you
called or emailed your representatives in April.
This study is a required component to finally
getting legal places for your customers to ride.
Take Action NOW! It takes less than 5 minutes
to urge your legislator to support funding for
If you don't know who your legislators are
you will be told when you call the numbers
listed in the Steps below. Or you can find who
your representatives are with your zip code by
visiting Project Vote-Smart at:
NYSORVA is asking all ATV and trail
motorcycle riders to call their State Senator
(518-455-2800) and Assemblymember (518-455-4100)
today to remind them that they still owe you
money! Ask them to support (S.5706 Maziarz /
A.8551 Morelle) and to sign on as co-sponsors.
1) Call 518-455-2800 (NYS Senate) and
518-455-4100 (NYS Assembly) and ask to speak
to your Senator/Assemblymember.
2) Remind them where you live (give your
street address in their district), and that
you are a recreationist who contributes to
the local economy through pursuit of your
3) Ask them to support (S.5706 / A.8551) and
to sign on as co-sponsors.
4) Most importantly!!!!!! ASK THEM TO PASS
S.5706 / A.8551 BEFORE THEY GO HOME IN JUNE!
6) Finally, ask them to contact Senator
Bruno and Assembly Speaker Silver to request
that this legislation is passed.
If you're asked to leave a message by a staff
member, PLEASE DO NOT BE PUSHY and don't insist
that you speak to the Senator/Assemblymember.
Politely leave your name, telephone number and
reason for your call, mention supporting S.5706
/ A.8551. Request the name of the person you're
speaking to and identify when a good time would
be to call back to follow up after the staff
person has had an opportunity to speak with the
Senator/Assemblymember. Write it down and call
back to follow up!
The extension of ATV registrations at $10
per ATV for 2006-07 to rebate registrants for
the previous $15 increase left the additional $5
of your customer’s money in the State coffers.
We want some of it back to fund this study!
Simple accounting estimates that the lack of
allocation of the $5 resulted in $690,000 of
registration fees that were collected and never
returned to ATV registrants. Approximately
$100,000 is needed to fund a study which would
determine how much state and local economies are
positively impacted by ATV recreation. The State
Legislature needs to recognize the number of
people who engage in motorized vehicle
recreation in New York State and the actual
expenditures relating to that recreation.
Moreover, our policymakers must realize the
potential that the establishment of a statewide
trails system has in relation to creating jobs.
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