Merry Christmas! Take Time to Enjoy Family and Friends.
Be Safe Hunting.
Thanks to the Red Rose Snowmobile Club members Christmas came early for the Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association (PSSA). Thank you for your donation and contributions to PSSA and the sport of snowmobiling since the 1960’s. You will be missed.
Power Sport Show – Thank you again for the excellent show. Without our many volunteers this show would not be possible.
Help – Potter County Snowmobile Clubs need your help. Many of their members do not live in the area so much of the trail maintenance is done by the few. Contact the club President if you can help. Information is on our web-site (www.pasnow.org) under the Tab – Clubs/Organizations or check for club information on the back pages of the Keystone Snowmobiler.
INFORMATION ON RECENT BILLS
(Call/e – mail your representatives. Express your support/concerns.)
Federal Highway Bill – SB3604 – (Recreation Trails Program)
S. 3604 – the RTP Full Funding Act of 2018 –requires a study to estimate the total amount of taxes collected on nonhighway recreational fuel, improve reporting on expenditures from the RTP, and streamline RTP funding distribution to the states by reducing unnecessary paperwork. The Senate Bill is asking for a review of the amount of gas used in powersport vehicles. This directly affects the amount of money available for use by our snowmobilers. Contact your Federal Representatives and express your support of the Bill. (We provided this kind of information on our Registration Renewal several years ago. It needs to be updated.)
Recreational Use of Land and Water Act (RULWA) – (Act 98) was amended recently. It does protect landowners but does not pay for attorney fees. See Representative Dan Moul’s reply to my questions regarding this Act. The trial lawyers are very powerful. This is a Pennsylvania law.
House Bill 1511- (Act 109 of 2018) sponsored by Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks), would apply state sales tax to the full price paid by the consumer at point of sale for booking the hotel room, inclusive of any additional fees or markups that an online travel company charges a customer for booking the hotel room. This Bill will provide more money for recreational purposes.
Clubs– PSSA is in need of your updated information – Please send your club President’s name, address, phone number, email and Facebook information to Kathy Woolever.
Lake Erie Speedway – is planning to have a multiple motorized winter fest in January. This type of activity has proved very popular for a variety of recreation groups. This could be another source of members and a fund-raising opportunity for PSSA. It is in the research stages. If you have any experience with these races please contact a board member.
Calendars – The American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) calendars have arrived in time for Christmas. They are available for $20 each. You have many chances to win. PSSA benefits from the sale of these calendars. Send your check with your return information to the Palmyra Office and the calendars will be sent to you. (Calendars are available throughout the year.)
End of the Year – This is a good time to make an extra donation to PSSA. PSSA is in need of several snow cameras. These cameras alert snowmobilers to snow conditions in the area. They can also be used for safety and security purposes. Good quality cameras range in price from $400 – $750. Any size donation would be helpful. Thank you.
MAY YOU HAVE A BLESSED AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Liz Krug, President
Remember the Date: Annual Meeting – Saturday, April 27, 9am Ramada Golf and Conference Center, University Park, PA (Same as last year)