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Feb 24th 2016, 05:18 PM   #1
 JohnnyM's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Pullman, WA

  '73 CB350F, '86 VFR750F, '00 Aprilia RS250, '04 Aprilia RSV1000 R Factory(x2), '07 Star 1100 Classic
WA SB 5623 (Lane Splitting) is dead

The bill that would enable the first-step towards lane splitting is officially dead.

The Chairwoman of the House Transportation Comittee, Judy Clibborn, refused to bring a hearing forward for SB5623 this morning.

Please call her at (360) 786-7926 and voice how disappointed you are with her refusing to bring forward a bill passed by the Senate, and ignoring a recommendation from her own party member and bill writer, Senator Tim Sheldon.
Feb 24th 2016, 05:23 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
Feel free to vote out any Senators who don't support lane splitting, while you're at it.
Feb 24th 2016, 05:36 PM   #3
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  Feb 2016
  Skagit Valley

  2007 Ducati Multistrada
That sucks.
Feb 24th 2016, 05:41 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyM
The Chairwoman of the House Transportation Comittee, Judy Clibborn, refused to bring a hearing forward for SB5623 this morning.
I knew she was going to be the one to stop it. It is pretty stupid how a single person can deny legislature like this (by refusing to bring it for discussion). It seems to counteract how American Law was intended to be created by not even giving the bill a chance.

Not like it is going to stop me from filtering & occasionally splitting anyway...
Feb 25th 2016, 11:56 AM   #5
 
  Feb 2016
  Washington DC (Douglas County)

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Originally Posted by albatrosscafe
I knew she was going to be the one to stop it. It is pretty stupid how a single person can deny legislature like this (by refusing to bring it for discussion). It seems to counteract how American Law was intended to be created by not even giving the bill a chance.

Not like it is going to stop me from filtering & occasionally splitting anyway...
Sad deal when you are forced to ignore RCW and expose yourself to prosecution in order to make the smart choice.
Feb 25th 2016, 12:46 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Renton, WA

  2010 BMW S1000RR, 2015 Yamaha FZ-07
So frustrating that this keeps getting shot down, definitely sucks being in the minority as motorcycle riders vs the general driving public when it comes to this issue. Well, at least I recently found out that the bicycle lane along 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle can drastically reduce the cross-town commute during rush hour, at least the government can be happy that there was no lane splitting involved.
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Feb 25th 2016, 03:22 PM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

I think I might write her some hate mail, and I don't even live in Washington. She needs to be out of a job after the next election.
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Feb 25th 2016, 07:06 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Stanwood

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Originally Posted by Ralgha
I think I might write her some hate mail, and I don't even live in Washington. She needs to be out of a job after the next election.
Hate mail won't help.

She'll never see it.

Her staff knows how to use the delete button long before it'd get to her eyeballs.

And if by some bizarre luck she did read it, she'd just dig in her heels against you.
Feb 25th 2016, 08:14 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Triumph Street Twin
She has Facebook page. Her aids cannot delete messages as fast as we can post them. Come elections, I'll remember.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Repre...17?pnref=story

(don't do it now so she won't ban us before the campaign).
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Feb 25th 2016, 09:02 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
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Originally Posted by liberpolly
Come elections, I'll remember.
Normally I don't pay that much attention to names on election day, but her name will be hard to forget. I'll definitely be putting her name out there to family, friends and who ever else I can talk to, to keep a vote from her. One name I will give lot's of kudos for a vote will be for Tim Sheldon. Maybe he would be interested in the Chair of the House Transportation Comittee?
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Feb 26th 2016, 05:33 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  England

  2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP
When I eventually move back to Washington I do hope lane filtering will be legal. Up till 2 years ago I've never lived anywhere where it was legal. Now, living in the U.K. where it is, along with every other countries in Europe I don't want to live anyplace where it's illegal. The first time filtering for me was probably the best experience(tied for first track day) I've had on a bike. It wasn't just because I could do it legally, it was just an amazing eye opening experience to see first hand how it really does work when done safely and correctly.
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Edited by JIMMYRAY31B on Feb 26th 2016 at 12:49 PM
Feb 26th 2016, 09:23 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
Does Judy Clibborn issue a statement or something on why she does not bring it for hearing? Or it just dies with no explanation?
Feb 26th 2016, 10:48 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi
Quote:
Originally Posted by liberpolly
She has Facebook page. Her aids cannot delete messages as fast as we can post them. Come elections, I'll remember.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Repre...17?pnref=story

(don't do it now so she won't ban us before the campaign).
Thanks to the many articulate and respectful conversations from numerous advocates Judy is very well aware of the motorcycling community's views on lane sharing. She simply does not agree with the practice.

Bludgeoning, spamming, Facebook bombing, and other such bad behavior will only be counter productive. Believe me, after being in the game for two decades, the high road is always better in the long run. After all, it is not only her that will see the bad behavior, but also many of our supporters. I don't want to see the motorcycling community paint itself into a corner and become marginalized as yet another bunch of ham handed abusive nut jobs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Willow
Normally I don't pay that much attention to names on election day, but her name will be hard to forget. I'll definitely be putting her name out there to family, friends and who ever else I can talk to, to keep a vote from her. One name I will give lot's of kudos for a vote will be for Tim Sheldon. Maybe he would be interested in the Chair of the House Transportation Comittee?
Except that Tim is in the Senate.

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Originally Posted by albatrosscafe
Does Judy Clibborn issue a statement or something on why she does not bring it for hearing? Or it just dies with no explanation?
That's just the way things work. If a committee chair issued a statement on every bill that came to their committee and died they would have to double their staff.
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Feb 26th 2016, 11:49 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Triumph Street Twin
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Originally Posted by Texasl
Thanks to the many articulate and respectful conversations from numerous advocates Judy is very well aware of the motorcycling community's views on lane sharing. She simply does not agree with the practice.

Bludgeoning, spamming, Facebook bombing, and other such bad behavior will only be counter productive.
I am not advocating any of those. I am advocating informing HER VOTERS when it counts - before elections - about issues they may not be aware of.

Informed voters good. Uninformed voters bad.
Feb 26th 2016, 12:24 PM   #15
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texasl
Thanks to the many articulate and respectful conversations from numerous advocates Judy is very well aware of the motorcycling community's views on lane sharing. She simply does not agree with the practice.
And this is why she needs to be fired next election. She represents the PEOPLE, not herself, and she has obviously forgotten that. I would be shocked if she got very many (private) voices in opposition to lane splitting, most people simply don't care, and most of those that do/would care wouldn't even know this bill existed.

Same as a number of legislators in Oregon that I won't mention (FLOYD PROZANSKI).
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