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Old 03-31-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Attention Oregon Jeepers!!!

Sorry if this is a repost but it's important enough that it shouldn't matter.

This was posted on Warns corporate site. Write your reps and congressmen to keep this from passing.

Warn Industries - Oregon to reintroduce bill to limit suspension/tire alterations


Oregon to reintroduce bill to limit suspension/tire alterations
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WRITTEN: MARCH 30, 2011
BY ANDY LILIENTHAL
There's been a bill (H.B. 3147) introduced in the Oregon legislature that would greatly limit a vehicle's suspension, body lift, and wheel/tire modifications. To be specific, H.B. 3147 would ban vehicles whose bumpers are elevated more than 3 inches above the original manufactured bumper clearance. An identical bill was originally introduced in 2001. According to the SEMA Action Network page the bill would:

Ban reasonably altered vehicles due to overstated concerns with bumper mismatch


Discriminate against hobbyists and aftermarket parts makers (ahem ... that's us) by leaving it solely to the vehicle manufacturers to choose bumper heights


Force owners of modified vehicles to spend large sums of money to reinstall original components (ahem ... that's you).


Ban useful alterations that provide adequate clearance for on/off road capability and accommodate heavy loads, larger tires, improved suspension and water-fording capability


Impose a fine of up to $360 per offense for vehicles that exceed the 3 inch clearance requirement


The SEMA Action Network's website states, "This bill tramples on the rights of 4x4 enthusiasts in Oregon." We agree. Not only would this burden enthusiasts, it'd hurt manufacturers, such as Warn Industries, who make off-road equipment.

Warn Industries urges you to contact members of the House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development.

Representative Cliff Bentz - Co-Chair
Phone: 503/986-1460
Email: rep.cliffbentz@state.or.us

Representative Tobias Read - Co-Chair
Phone: 503/986-1427
Email: rep.tobiasread@state.or.us

Representative E. Terry Beyer - Co-Vice Chair
Phone: 503/986-1412
Email: rep.terrybeyer@state.or.us

Representative Patrick Sheehan - Co-Vice Chair
Phone: 503/986-1451
Email: rep.patricksheehan@state.or.us

Representative Shawn Lindsay
Phone: 503/986-1430
Email: rep.shawnlindsay@state.or.us

Representative Nancy Nathanson
Phone: 503/986-1413
Email: rep.nancynathanson@state.or.us

Representative Jefferson Smith
Phone: 503/986-1447
Email: rep.jeffersonsmith@state.or.us

Representative Jim Weidner
Phone: 503/986-1424
Email: rep.jimweidner@state.or.us

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Old 04-04-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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I have sent out over 30 ewmails on this to our state senators, and will do the Rep later today.

Have you sent yours out? This bill will hurt all of us.

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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Okay I got the rest of the 60 emails out to the reps of the house. I have been suprised that I have a ready gotten some responses. No negitive a couple that support our side. I have also found out that the Representatives Co Speaker, Bruce Hanna from Roseburg is an avid Jeeper.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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Wow... well I know what I will be doing right when I get home. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:50 PM   #5
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wow guys that crazy. i hope they dont do this to you jeepers, im from indiana but still that is a bad deal
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:13 PM   #6
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Here is where you can track the progress of the bill. It may be prudent to try to get a group to go down to Salem if it reaches the point for a public hearing.

HB 3147 :: Oregon Legislature Bill Tracker - Your Government - The Oregonian
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #7
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Here is where you can track the progress of the bill. It may be prudent to try to get a group to go down to Salem if it reaches the point for a public hearing.

HB 3147 :: Oregon Legislature Bill Tracker - Your Government - The Oregonian
I like the idea - we can start with those in Portland and pick up drivers as we head down I5.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #8
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After my letters to state senators and rep I got severs responses that told me this bill is pretty much dead and headed no where. I was also told that if it was to come back to life I would be notified.. The speaker of the house is an avid Jeeper and on our side.
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After my letters to state senators and rep I got severs responses that told me this bill is pretty much dead and headed no where. I was also told that if it was to come back to life I would be notified.. The speaker of the house is an avid Jeeper and on our side.
That is great news! Let us know, so we can get a group together and make our side heard!
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Sweeett!! Good News!! =)

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