By Dalton Carver
The latest version of the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle bill, HB16-1030, became the most successful when it was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday.
The bill, which was introduced last January, allows OHV operators to directly cross a roadway, including a state highway, at an at-grade crossing.
In addition, the acting governing body in an area gains the ability to regulate OHVs on public lands, waters and properties under its jurisdiction, including streets and highways within its boundaries.
The bill also clears the acting body from being inconsistent or in conflict with Colorado statutes, which prevented counties from applying for certain grants.
The bill was sponsored by J. Paul Brown (R-Ignacio).