SB1100 passed the AZ House of Representatives and was vetoed by Governor Hobbs

Senate Bill 1100, that would have increased the Off Highway Vehicle weight to 3,500 lbs passed the Arizona House of Representatives on May 15th 2023 and was transmitted to Democrat Governor Katie Hobbs, where she quickly vetoed the bill. Although we understand her decision is purely political, this is a massive win for the 4×4 community!

If the weight were increased, it would have opened a loophole that would impose laws, regulations, and management decisions meant for OHVs on numerous additional motorized vehicles. Motor vehicles that fall under the definition of OHV must contribute to the Arizona OHV program and are subject to additional state laws that govern the use of roads on federal lands.

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