[Elist] ACTION NEEDED- Helmet Law Repeal Bill

Tim abatetim at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 22:08:54 PET 2011

Has anybody noticed that the bill as written would exempt the driver in
certain cases from needing a helmet but not the passenger?  Click on AB695
below and read it.





From: elist-bounces at abatelocal6.org [mailto:elist-bounces at abatelocal6.org]
On Behalf Of John Del Santo
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 2:02 PM
To: abate list del+santo
Subject: [Elist] ACTION NEEDED- Helmet Law Repeal Bill



California Assembly Member Chris Norby has submitted a bill (
217_introduced.html> AB695) to repeal part of the motorcycle helmet law,
which will restore an adult's right to decide. With ABATE of California
leading a massive grass-roots effort, you are being asked to
<http://www.votesmart.org/> contact your legislator to urge passage of this


As our legislators respond to us, we can get a good idea of which ones will
support this bill. 


This information will be vital as we prepare for the upcoming primary
campaign season, saving us a lot of leg work as the pace of election
activity picks up. A little knowledge now will go a long way later.


Of course, there is no better evidence of how legislators will vote than
their  <http://ride2repeal.com/includes/data/CAbilltable.htm> voting record.
The first step is the
Transportation Committee, where the odds are pretty good that we can get a
recorded vote. Hopefully it will then pass on to the Assembly for a full
vote, but this is not a sure thing.


This is why it's vitally important that we take the time to canvass each
Assembly Member now, while AB695
217_introduced.html>  is under consideration. While they may not care about
helmet laws at any other time, it's their job to evaluate pending
legislation. So let's take advantage of their time and effort by simply
asking them how they intend to vote on it (and urge them to support it, of


Once you find out where they stand, please let me know. I'll immediately
share your input with the hardest working man in Sacramento, ABATE lobbyist
Jim Lombardo. While  <http://ride2repeal.com/> RIDE2REPEAL.COM is focused on
the elections next year, Jim needs your immediate support so he can work his
mojo while the bill is working its way through the legislature.


Let's pull out all the stops, work together like never before, and help push
this bill all the way to the Governor's desk. And regardless of how it turns
out, we'll be ready when the campaign season rolls around too.


Thanks for your help. 




Douglas Findlay 

  RIDE2REPEAL.COM <http://ride2repeal.com/> 


FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR          <http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html>

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS   http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset7text.htm




John Del Santo

( 619 ) 223-0421   





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