Senate Introduces Legislation to Ensure Appropriate Safety Standards for Side-by-Side

On February 18, 2015, BRC’s Don Amador, a SXS enthusiast, asked you to contact Congress because federal regulators were trying to impose their "street-oriented" view on SXS users and the industry by proposing a Rule which could have devastated SXS recreation.

BRC asked you to send an email urging your representative to cosponsor H.R. 999 — The ROV In-Depth Examination Act. Your response was awesome! That House bill has gained a lot of support.

Recently, Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced bipartisan companion legislation (S. 1040) that would require the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study about the appropriateness of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) moving forward with its mandatory product standards for recreational off-highway vehicles (side-by-sides).

Just as with the infamous CPSC "lead-ban" on youth motorcycles, the industry and users must depend on the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for help regarding these unwarranted regulatory proposals.

BRC is asking its members from across the country to take time to contact their own senators using BRC’s Rapid Response Center. It is critically important for you to weigh in on this important issue so that your voice is heard. BRC is partnering with ARRA on this project and urges you to also review their alert and send in your request today. Also, feel free to call or make a personal visit to your U.S. Senator’s local office and ask them to cosponsor the bill.


Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Don Amador
Western Representative
BlueRibbon Coalition