As many of you know, we have been lobbying hard to change some boat trailering laws in our state that would relax travel time restrictions. Governor Mike Easley vetoed the bill (H2167) over the weekend. We are trying to convince the leadership of the House and Senate that a special session should be called and that this veto should be overridden.
Please take a few minutes to contact the below legislators. Also, forward this request for a grass-roots effort to anyone you know who may be affected by the veto of this bill. Details on the bill can be found at http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2007&BillID;=h2167&submitButton;=Go
Please act today or tomorrow. This issue is very time sensitive!
Please call Speaker of the House, Rep. Joe Hackney’s office. Identify who you are and why this issue is of importance to you. Ask him to support a special session/override vote on House Bill 2167.
The current law has created an atmosphere that will cause significant economic damage to businesses in NC.
Boaters simply will bypass North Carolina for fear of a $500+ ticket for breaking a law that few will understand. All the boaters will know is to stay away.
The boating related industries and tourism in NC are already suffering due to current business and economic conditions.
A special session is needed to pass HB 2167 to stop this damaging perception before it goes any farther. Fall fishing tournaments and tourism will suffer if this issue is delayed until next session.
This is a boating access issue.
Contact Senator Marc Basnight’s office and offer a work of thanks for his willingness to call a special session to override this veto and for his past support of Rep. Arthur Williams’ bill H 2167. Contact: Raleigh Office- (919) 733-6854
Contact Rep. Arthur Williams (919) 733-5906 and Senator Clark Jenkins (919) 715-3040 thanking them for their continued support on H. 2167.
Contact your personal Representative and Senator’s office if they are not listed above. Let them know that you are a constituent Ask them to support a special session and to vote for an override of the Governor’s veto of House Bill 2167. You can find out your representatives by using this link. Get you nine-digit zip code off of you driver’s license. http://www.ncleg.net/GIS/RandR07/Representation.html