This was sent to me and believe to be VERY IMPORTANT to pass on: Guys /gals , you might want to forward this to anyone and everyone whom likes to ride dirt bikes or ATVs. It will basically outlaws backyard riding on your OWN PRIVATE PROPERTY in the State of Washington. I've also included the email that I've already sent to my local reps. The link below describes the bill and also has an option to find out who your reps are based on where you live. From rep contact pages you can email them, feel free to plagurize my response below. http://www.leg.wa.gov/wsladm/billinfo1/dspBillSummary.cfm?billnumber=5089&year=2005 Bill 5089 just recently came to my attention. I am requesting that you oppose this bill and encourage your constituents to also oppose it as well. Of particular concern is the follow point: (i) On lands zoned as residential within six hundred feet of another property owner's residence, or within six hundred feet of another property owner's barn, stable, penned area, or similar structure or confined area occupied by any livestock, as defined by RCW 16.36.005, in a repetitive manner or on a track for purposes of recreation or practicing for races, jumps, tests, or similar purposes. A person who is guilty of violating this subsection is subject on the first offense to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars. On each subsequent violation, the person is subject to twice the amount of fine as on the last infraction; and This tramples all over the rights of rural land owners who bought land out away from densley populated areas so as to avoid these types of problems. Neighborhood and homeowner associations already deal with these types of issues. People that desire a residential area with more rules governing their behavior, should look for houses in those areas that have these covenants rather than move into the rural areas of this state and start making up laws to suit their personal interests. Additionally, this bill unfairly targets motorcycle and atv enthusiasts when there are many other potential sources of noise such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, small aircraft, guns, etc. Please do not let this get rushed into law especially when those most affected have not had their say. Thank you for your time.