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4-MAY-2012 Here is what has happened the last couple of weeks! HB0930 (Senator Haine) We Support - This bill will stop Federal Funds from being used for M.C. Only check points, Was finally released to the Assignments Committee to be assigned to a committee for consideration. I went to not only Senator Haine but also to Senators Forby and Trotter for help into getting this bill out and even Senate Majority Leader James Clayborn with our concerns over this bill not moving. The next day this bill was finally moved to Assignments and I was told there was a misunderstanding, Hey we will take it! Without Federal Funds our state is too broke to use state money. The Committee on Assignments put the bill in the Senate Agriculture Committee which is unusual for a Transportation bill but I would be hard pressed picking another one this good for us. This committee meets May 8th @ 2pm room 409, Capitol The link for this committee is below: http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/members.asp?committeeID=905 IF your Senator is among those please call them and ask that they support this bill. Be very respectful. This bill is ours if we work it right. Talking points are: profiling motorcyclists is wrong. We don't profile Volkswagens or convertibles or other non-commercial vehicles Federal tax dollars should not be wasted and be spent on other, more important areas of motorcycle safety and awareness. Other states that have passed bills outlawing M.C. Only check points are Calif., N. Carolina, N. Hampshire, Virginia, and Missouri and New Jersey going after the bill now. SB 2528 (Support) the 120 sec wait for Red Lights that don't sense your motorcycle or bicycle passed through the house and waits for the Governors signature. SB3452 (Watching) Wheelie's over the speed limit, which was run by the I.S.Police, passed and waiting on Governor to sign. SB3616 (Opposed) E-20 & E-30 taxation structure still in House committee on Revenue and Finance HB4700 (Opposed) Sister bill to SB3616 still in RULES Committee HB5479 (Opposed) County Amusement Tax (HOG ROCK) Re-referred to Rules HB4860 (Supported) Exempt Private Property from lawsuits when holding CRSTP classes - Re-referred to rules HB1907 (Opposed) A bill concerning the RICO ACT which could have tied us in with gangs. HR 997 (Supported) We had a Resolution proclaiming May as Motorcycle Awareness run by Rep. Jim Watson read in the House Thursday,3rd and next week it will be run by Senator Bill Haine.
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