I have seen a lot of use of the words "They", & "Them" in this thread, So I have some questions in the name of clarity. Sorry if this sounds condescending, I do not mean it to, but I am not sure how to edit this to make it less abrasive.The aftermarket SXS companies should be the ones suing to have this law reversed. I still do not believe that they can make this law retroactive; i don't care what the user manuals said all along, user manuals are not the law.
They cannot make something previously legal, illegal without reimbursement. "Ex Post Facto" is the term used to describe this: An ex post facto law (from the Latin for "from after the action" or "after the fact") or retroactive law is a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences (or status) of actions committed or relationships that existed prior to the enactment of the law.
I could NOT get a ticket for my 4 seater prior to this law. They cannot give me a ticket now. They can only say, after this date (Jan 2013), you cannot modify your SXS to place seats where they are not factory installed.
So, we need to get some legal clarity now, as they can amend the bill before it goes into affect.
What was said above about the ISA sounds nice and fuzzy, but trust me, as someone who was president of an ABATE Chapter in CA for 2 years, the problem with organizations like ISA and any others, is they become the livelyhood of their leadership, so changing laws that would negate their existence do not become their top priority, much like our state and federal government.
ISA should be taking legal donations and hiring a lawyer instead of worrying about "future influences". Sue, sue sue...just like the greenies do. Get an injunction on this law. That should be priority number one.
Lets save the party debate for a person to person discussion and keep this thread on track. I look forward to talking about this around a campfire.Your right, except international issues where it has become way too dangerous to stick our heads in the sand! Out of the UN, yes! Libertarian, yes on domestic issues and monetary issues! That is the Tea Party if you look at it and it has bent the Republicans Right, just need more! I will pony up my Membership Dues if it will help and right now it can't hurt!
I tend to agree, getting to the original author of the bill may be the best way to get it amended.I wrote a letter; I wrote one to the author, Assemblyman Cooke, even though i'm not in his district. He represents the desert and he is a republican, so I feel he is our best option for getting this bill amended.