[Elist] ACTION NEEDED- Helmet Law Repeal Bill

Lim Keith klim at san.org
Mon Feb 28 22:27:10 PET 2011

Rhode Island has a lid law for passengers only.Kinda screwy if ya ask me.

From: elist-bounces at abatelocal6.org [mailto:elist-bounces at abatelocal6.org] On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 7:09 PM
To: 'John Del Santo'; 'abate list del+santo'
Subject: Re: [Elist] ACTION NEEDED- Helmet Law Repeal Bill

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 (AB695<http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0651-0700/ab_695_bill_20110217_introduced.html>) 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 contact your legislator<http://www.votesmart.org/> to urge passage of this bill.

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 voting record<http://ride2repeal.com/includes/data/CAbilltable.htm>. The first step is the Transportation Committee<http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/newcomframeset.asp?committee=24>, 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<http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0651-0700/ab_695_bill_20110217_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 course).

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 RIDE2REPEAL.COM<http://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

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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