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Feb 18th 2019, 02:40 AM   #1
 
  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
Legislative Update

This Saturday 2/23 ABATE of Washington will be having a legislative update with question and answer session at Owens HD in Yakima 11am to 2pm. ABATE is running 6 bills this year including, weight fee, motorcycle parking, lane splitting, profiling, helmet choice & vulnerable users.
All are welcome and encouraged to show up
Feb 18th 2019, 12:26 PM   #2
 uhoh's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
Thanks for the heads - up. A question and observation:

1) Who is going to present at the meeting? Will it be a motorcyclist ABATE member, or a legislator / legislative aid?

2) Below is how the TriCity Herald newspaper reported on the "Helmet Choices" bill, as you call it. A page 1 story on a Sunday.
Now isn't this right? --> the bill attempts to sneak in mandatory liability insurance for motorcycles by hiding it inside a freedom bill.







Liability insurance covers others whom you hit / injury if they aren't on the bike.
Insurance biggee State Farm does not offer rider injury protection policies, I've checked.
Injury protection coverage for helmet-less riders apparently isn't the subject of the proposed bill.

Seems: Bait and Switch - your ABATE organization needs to remove this liability insurance requirement from the proposed bill..
Correct me if I'm wrong.

Edited by uhoh on Feb 18th 2019 at 12:32 PM
Feb 18th 2019, 02:01 PM   #3
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Here

Helmetless riding is a public safety hazard: brains on the pavement are even slipperier than wet leaves.
Feb 18th 2019, 04:19 PM   #4
 Bald Guy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  KTM SAR Husqvarna Strada, Ural Patrol and a shit load of BN125
HB 1014 takes care of the insurance issue with motorcyclist.


https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?B...19&initiative=
Feb 18th 2019, 08:29 PM   #5
 SXVINWA's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Tri-Cities

Law or no law, I’ll always ride with a helmet. I’ve taken rocks to the shield that were kicked up by oncoming traffic and witnessed Devin getting his shield broken due to bird impact. Many such situations without a helmet would have very different outcomes, which could easily include ending up in the oncoming lane.
Feb 19th 2019, 07:16 AM   #6
 
  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
HB1014 was authored by Rep Jenkin of the 16th District, Benton, Walla Walla, Columbia counties. As he told me it was presented as a result of motorcyclists being at fault for accidents and being uninsured. Washington is the only state, as I understand it, that doesn't require insurance on motorcycles. This has nothing to do with the helmet choice bill, HB1125. The helmet choice bill is choice only, if you would choose to ride without one you would be required to carry medical insurance to cover your medical expenses. This bill also has a sunset...3yrs, extension of the bill will be determined by study done to determine if fatalities increase or decrease.
As to the Owens thing, that will done by members of ABATE presenting the status of the bills currently before the legislature.
If you have issues with mandatory insurance for motorcycles you need to get a move on. It has already passed the House and is now in the Senate, so contact your Senator if you don't want (or do) the bill to pass.
Feb 19th 2019, 08:28 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Bot Hell, WA

  Honda RC51, BMW S1000RR, BMW R1200RT, Suzuki DR650SE
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Originally Posted by Akdawg
... This has nothing to do with the helmet choice bill, HB1125. ...
Sorry, HB1125 has to do with limiting the number of retail licenses for MJ sales.
Feb 19th 2019, 08:39 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Here

The bill itself consists of small language changes mostly to specify that the rules set out apply to those under the age of 21.

Wish they could throw something in to the effect of accepting ECE certification, not just DOT. You can pick nits about which certification is better in which detail, but both meet the goal of getting useless helmets off the street, and all ECE helmet models are independently tested by a third party, a process that's much more thorough than DOT's.
Feb 19th 2019, 09:22 AM   #9
 
  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
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Originally Posted by Rainman
Sorry, HB1125 has to do with limiting the number of retail licenses for MJ sales.
I just checked the legislature web site, HB1125 is the helmet choice bill
Feb 19th 2019, 11:31 AM   #10
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Here

Indeed, what comes up in a google search may not be the results for the current legislative session. Here's what you want:

https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?B...1125&Year=2019.

What I linked above is the Senate version (presumably identical at this point).
Feb 19th 2019, 02:30 PM   #11
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
you know, we are already required to have "health" insurance that pays for doctors visits etc why do we have to have separate insurance that.....pays for doctors visits etc?
Feb 19th 2019, 02:30 PM   #12
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
i note that ABATE is holding their thingy in Yakawalla and not in Seattle.

demographics discussion, anyone?
Feb 19th 2019, 03:55 PM   #13
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Is this the shock and awe bill to make the lane splitting bill look sane?
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Feb 19th 2019, 04:32 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  KTM SAR Husqvarna Strada, Ural Patrol and a shit load of BN125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
you know, we are already required to have "health" insurance that pays for doctors visits etc why do we have to have separate insurance that.....pays for doctors visits etc?
I don't see where medical coverage is required in the bill, only liability. Am I missing something? After all I am old and slightly confused....
Feb 19th 2019, 04:48 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by Sentinel
you know, we are already required to have "health" insurance that pays for doctors visits etc why do we have to have separate insurance that.....pays for doctors visits etc?
There is no longer a federal health insurance mandate. That was eliminated very early in the current administration's tenure.
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