The Minnesota Four Wheel Drive Association is actively working with the Minnesota Legislature to advance and protect four-wheeling opportunities. The Association contracts an independent government relations specialist, Dan Larson, to formally lobby the members of the Minnesota legislature to pass bills for positive off-road opportunities and to vote against negative ORV* legislation.
Volunteers on the legislative committee work closely with the lobbyist and also spend time attending and testifying at legislative hearings in support of off-road vehicles.
The most important part of legislative involvement is at the grass roots level. Members of the Minnesota Four Wheel Drive Association are constantly encouraged to contact their legislators regarding off-road vehicle legislation. We work to inform our membership about what is currently happening to issue urgent messages to contact legislators
During the last few years, the political battles over land usage has intensified drastically and requires more and more efforts to obtain and retain wheeling opportunities and access for ORVs.