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 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!
SB1100 Moves ahead in House Committees
The new bill in the Arizona Legislature that will refine Arizona’s definition of OHV is moving forward through House committees with the full support of House Republicans. The bill will increase the state’s threshold weight that defines an OHV from 2,500 lbs to 3,500 lbs. Arizona Backcountry Explorers is concerned that OHV regulations designed for UTVs will be applied to Jeeps and Pickup trucks that weigh under 3,500 lbs.
SB1393 | Reallocating the OHV fund to establish County Sheriff OHV Safety Fund
Republican Senator Sine Kerr has introduced a bill that will reallocate the Arizona Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) fund. As it is, 30% of the OHV fund goes to the Arizona Highway User Revenue Fund administered by the Arizona Department of Transportation. The new bill will add ARS 28-1182 to reallocate this 30% and establish the Off Highway Vehicle Law Enforcement Safety Fund.
ACTION ALERT | SB1100 increases OHV weight limit to 3,500 lbs
Republican Senator Frank Carroll from district 23 has introduced a Bill that will increase the OHV weight limit requiring motorized vehicles under 3,500 lbs to acquire an Arizona Off Highway Vehicle sticker. The bill simply amends Arizona Revised Statutes 28.101, 28.1177, and 28.5801 to change the weight limits from 2,500 to 3,500 lbs.