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  1. John Stewart
  2. On the 'Wire
  3. Sunday, 26 August 2012

[i]To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. [/i] Hamlet's soliloquy poses a complex question that can be re-phrased: [i]To litigate, or not to litigate, that is the question...[/i] A complex question that needs some background to explain.  The California OHV program was created in 1971 as a self-funded program.  The primary funding is derived from registration of off-road vehicles, entries fees to State Vehicle Recreation Areas (SVRA), and revenue derived from a calculation of the motor vehicle fuel tax paid for fuel used in off-highway recreation.  In 2007, SB-742 was approved by a near unanimous vote and changed the motor vehicle fuel tax revenue to be derived from a calculation based on the actual number of OHV recreation-related public land visitor-use-days. [url="http://www.4x4wire.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1234:to-litigate-or-not-to-litigate-that-is-the-question&catid=56:4x4-access-view&Itemid=290#discuss-1234"]Read full article[/url]

John Stewart Managing Editor - 4x4Voice - 4x4Wire - MUIRNet.net Natural Resources Consultant - California Four Wheel Drive Association - http://www.cal4wheel.com Board of Directors - BlueRibbon Coalition http://www.sharetrails.org

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