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NH Senate holding hearings on ATV weight, size

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire Senate committee is holding hearings on a pair of House-passed bills to allow wider and heavier all-terrain vehicles in certain locations.

One bill authorizes the state's bureau of trails to develop trails for vehicles 65 inches wide and weighing up to 1,700 pounds at Jericho Mountain State Park. The bigger vehicles would be limited to specific trails to minimize the environmental impact.

The second bill increases the width from 50 inches to 62 inches and weight from 1,000 pounds to 1,700 pounds for utility off-highway recreational vehicles on state trails in Coos and Grafton counties.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearings are Wednesday morning.

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