Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MnUSA) held its annual reception on January 28, 2019 at the Capitol Ridge Event Center, 161 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55103. All legislators and members were invited to attend.
MnUSA's legislative priorities for the 2019 session include:
- Protection of the integrity of the Snowmobile Dedicated Account - protect against raids on the account for non-snowmobile related uses
- Support legislation that at least 60% of snowmobiling expenditures from the dedicate fund go to Grants-In-Aid
- Support legislation that will exempt building materials and supplies used for snowmobile trails from sales tax
- Support legislation that requires that registration stickers are a uniform color for each registration cycle
- Support legislation that increases club fees for safety training
- Protection of the unrefunded gas tax attributed to snowmobile use
- Protection of the use of snowmobiles on public land
- Support programs and policy that encourage continued access to private land for public use
- Support the use of a portion of the Parks and Trails Legacy Funds for trails that benefit snowmobiling
- Support legislation that will protect and accommodate trail crossings impacted by development of any new publicly funded rail developments for both light and heavy rail
- Support legislation and/or policy that will allow Grant-In-Aid trails to remain and/or be added to all existing or new WMA/AMA's.
- Oppose any action at any governmental level to ban studs on natural surface trails
To find out who your legislators are to talk with them concerning MnUSA's legislative priorities, go to http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/districts/