Bills signed in Tomahawk
6:26 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Gov. Walker Signs Bills Promoting ATV's in Wisconsin

Walker signing ATV bills in Tomahawk 6/21
Walker signing ATV bills in Tomahawk 6/21
Credit WXPR

Governor Walker signed two bills in Tomahawk Friday afternoon promoting ATV use and outdoor recreation.


The first bill allows kids at least 12 years of old to ride an ATV/UTV on private land with property owner consent and if accompanied by an adult.


The second bill establishes an off-road vehicle council within the DNR. The council will make recommendations on trails, grants and other issues.


Walker says both bills will help promote the sport...


"....we want to integrate it not only with the DNR, with Transportation and Tourism. It's a huge attraction that is not only important for people who are here, but a big time attraction for people coming into Wisconsin, particularly in the Northwoods..."


Walker says he signed the bill in Tomahawk to emphasize the value of ATV's to Wisconsin's tourism.