Tag Archives: Legislation

MN Outdoor Recreation Task Force finalizes recommendations

After a year of deliberations and public input, the 21-member Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Task Force held their final meeting on March 24, 2021, where they finalized recommendations to enhance outdoor recreation in Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Sarah Strommen and Explore Minnesota Executive Director John Edman charged the Task Force to consider (1) how to bring measured ...

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NMMA recaps day one of ABC 2021

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Yesterday NMMA kicked off the first day of its annual advocacy event, the 2021 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC). The association welcomed nearly 400 attendees and an impressive lineup of speakers, including members of Congress, chiefs of staff, and directors of offices of outdoor recreation (OREC) from around the country. Throughout the initial day of programming, NMMA member companies and ...

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ORR holds hill briefing on 2021 recreation priorities

ORR held a briefing with Capitol Hill staffers, leaders from across the outdoor recreation industry and members of the press March 24 attended by over 200 participants.   The briefing focused on how our industry can sustainably capitalize on soaring participation rates for job creation and economic recovery, and particularly how recreation can create jobs in rural America. The group also discussed implementing the ...

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NMMA urges California to withdraw proposal to change Prop 65 labels

On Monday, NMMA submitted comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) — which recently announced proposed changes to California’s Proposition (Prop.) 65 short-form warning requirements. If your company is using the short-form warnings to comply with Prop. 65 requirements, these proposed changes will likely affect your Prop. 65 compliance plan and NMMA encourages you to submit comments via Boating United by March ...

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Outdoor groups call on Congress to pass conservation work legislation

Earlier this week, a coalition of ten organizations – including NMMA – called on Congress to consider conservation priorities as policymakers draft economic recovery legislation. NMMA joined the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, American Sportfishing Association, and others in identifying a list of shared legislative priorities with House and Senate leadership. The ...

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NMMA outlines Fiscal Year 2022 federal funding priorities

Last week, NMMA submitted its appropriations request for fiscal year 2022 (FY22) to Congress, as both chambers begin to develop their respective funding packages. While the appropriations process sets the spending levels at every agency in the federal government, it is an opportunity to improve initiatives and programs that are critically important to marine manufacturers, small businesses, and the entire recreational boating ...

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Yamaha highlights 2020 advocacy work

Yamaha Marine, along with trade and conservation organizations, worked last year during the 116th Congress to ensure the conservation of U.S. waterways, promote responsible angler practices and increase access to federal land and waterways. The legislation signed into law in 2020 and early 2021 is the result of efforts from many entities promoting conservation and sustainability while achieving access for fishing ...

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President Biden signs Made in America Executive Order

Made in America event

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers, which directs federal agencies to increase Buy American requirements for procuring goods and services from sources that maximize the use of U.S.-produced goods and U.S.-offered services. President Biden’s EO creates a new “Made in ...

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NMMA: Wakesurfing legislation heating up in some states

With several state legislatures schedule to resume operations in the days and weeks ahead, the NMMA advocacy team is engaging with policymakers across the country on key recreational boating industry issues, including wake surfing access. To date, four state legislatures have acted on this critical issue, and more are expected to follow suit throughout 2021. Below is a list of ...

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Congress advances key water infrastructure measure

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (S. 1811), which includes several recreational boating industry priorities that the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently outlined in a letter to congressional leaders. The legislation – commonly referred to as WRDA – is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law before the end of the ...

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