Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association



PaOHV’s Segregation of

Funds Bill Is Law


PaOHV’s Segregation of Funds bill has been signed by Governor Wolf. It is effective in September 18.

This is a major win for PaOHV members.

Senator Pat Stefano’s (R-Westmoreland) legislation divides the Snowmobile/ATV fund into separate funds. Registration dollars paid by ATV owners can only be used to fund ATV projects. Co-mingling of ATV and snowmobile funds ends when the act becomes effective.

The bill redefines the composition of the Snowmobile/ATV advisory committee. A representative from the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association are added. The two seats allotted to conservation and non-motorized recreation organizations have been removed.

Finally, the bill restructures the DCNR grant program converting it to a semiannual rather than an annual application.   There will be two grant application cycles in 2017.

A companion bill, HB 970, was sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron). PaOHV thanks both Senator Stefano and Rep. Causer for their foresight and leadership on this issue.





 PaOHV Alert-the next General Membership conference call meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm.  Questions can be directed to Don McClure at or 717-920-1312.













The Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association

The Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association (PAOHV) is an independent incorporated association organized by OHV enthusiasts and businesses to fight for the rights of Off-Highway users.  PaOHV is recognized by statute by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as the sole/official voice of ATV/Trail Bike community.  PaOHV holds representation on the Snowmobile/ATV Advisory Committee (SAAC). 


PaOHV's Mission 

  • Promote legislation with the purpose of developing and maintaining trails.
  • Become instrumental and influential in interactions with land managers.
  • Defend the OHV community against discriminating legislation and regulation.
  • Provide assistance for legislation favorable to trail and open space recreation.
  • Foster camaraderie among motorized OHV and all recreational trail user groups.
  • Provide a medium for the dissemination of information relating to the OHV industry.
  • Provide educational opportunities related to OHV use.
  • Promote research pertaining to compatibility of OHV and environmental resources.

PaOHV Alert-next General Membership conference call is set for Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Questions can be directed to Don McClure at or 717-920-1312.   




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