ABATE Bills and Positions

2016 Legislative Session

 

Monday Night Lobbying still going on!

Every Monday night during the Legislative Session. We usually meet at our State ABATE office at 71 Franklin St, Annapolis at 6:00 pm or so to walk over as a group. If you are sick of helmets, profiling, motorcycle only checkpoints and law enforcement not charging for right of way violations, come down and help us.


HB0058 Historic Motor Vehicles

Requiring the owner of a historic motor vehicle to certify for the vehicle in a registration application that it will not be used for daily transportation, for transportation of passengers, for employment, for transportation to and from employment or school, or for commercial purposes; limiting the application of the exemption from specified motor vehicle inspection requirements and enforcement procedures to historic motor vehicles with a specified model year; etc.

Sponsor
Committee (Members Listed)
ABATE Position
Talking Points
Next Action Required

Suggested Email/Phone Script: I am contacting (Delegate/Senator/Committee Chair) to urge a vote and (favorable/unfavorable) report for (Bill HB???? or SB????), relating to (Bill Title). (Issue) is an undeniable problem and this legislation has overwhelming support in the Maryland legislature.

(Name)
(ABATE MEMBER)
(MD Resident and Registered Voter)


SB0164 Restrictions on child passengers

Prohibiting a person under the age of 10 years from riding on a motorcycle; and prohibiting a person under the age of 12 years from riding on a motorcycle unless the person’s feet reach and rest on the footrests on the motorcycle.

Sponsor
Committee (Members Listed)
ABATE Position
Talking Points
Next Action Required

Suggested Email/Phone Script: I am contacting (Delegate/Senator/Committee Chair) to urge a vote and (favorable/unfavorable) report for (Bill HB???? or SB????), relating to (Bill Title). (Issue) is an undeniable problem and this legislation has overwhelming support in the Maryland legislature.

(Name)
(ABATE MEMBER)
(MD Resident and Registered Voter)


SB0233 Motorcycle profiling – Training (Cross Filed)

Requiring the Police Training Commission to require a specified statement condemning motorcycle profiling to be included in existing written policies regarding other profiling; requiring the Commission to include in specified curriculum and courses of study training on motorcycle profiling in conjunction with existing training regarding other profiling; and defining the term “motorcycle profiling”.

Sponsor
Committee (Members Listed)
ABATE Position
Talking Points
Next Action Required

Suggested Email/Phone Script: I am contacting (Delegate/Senator/Committee Chair) to urge a vote and (favorable/unfavorable) report for (Bill HB???? or SB????), relating to (Bill Title). (Issue) is an undeniable problem and this legislation has overwhelming support in the Maryland legislature.

(Name)
(ABATE MEMBER)
(MD Resident and Registered Voter)


HB0785 Motorcycle profiling – Training (Cross Filed)

Requiring the Police Training Commission to require a specified statement condemning motorcycle profiling to be included in existing written policies regarding other profiling; requiring the Commission to include in a specified curriculum and courses of study training on motorcycle profiling in conjunction with existing training regarding other profiling; and defining the term “motorcycle profiling”.

Sponsor
Committee (Members Listed)
ABATE Position
Talking Points
Next Action Required

Suggested Email/Phone Script: I am contacting (Delegate/Senator/Committee Chair) to urge a vote and (favorable/unfavorable) report for (Bill HB???? or SB????), relating to (Bill Title). (Issue) is an undeniable problem and this legislation has overwhelming support in the Maryland legislature.

(Name)
(ABATE MEMBER)
(MD Resident and Registered Voter)


HB0559 Helmet Law

Providing that the prohibition against operating or riding on a motorcycle without specified protective headgear does not apply to an individual at least 21 years old who has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least 2 years, has completed a specified motorcycle safety course, or is a passenger on a motorcycle operated by a driver who has been licensed for at least 2 years or completed a specified motorcycle safety course.

Sponsor
Committee (Members Listed)
ABATE Position
Talking Points
Next Action Required

Suggested Email/Phone Script: I am contacting (Delegate/Senator/Committee Chair) to urge a vote and (favorable/unfavorable) report for (Bill HB???? or SB????), relating to (Bill Title). (Issue) is an undeniable problem and this legislation has overwhelming support in the Maryland legislature.

(Name)
(ABATE MEMBER)
(MD Resident and Registered Voter)


HB1199 Prince George’s County EMS Motorcycle Unit

Requiring the governing body of Prince George’s County, by local law, to establish an emergency medical response unit that travels by motorcycle to assist with emergencies in Prince George’s County; providing that the local law require a member of a specified unit to be licensed or certified as an emergency medical services provider by the State Emergency Medical Services Board and be licensed to drive a motorcycle; etc.

Sponsor
Committee (Members Listed)
ABATE Position
Talking Points
Next Action Required

Suggested Email/Phone Script: I am contacting (Delegate/Senator/Committee Chair) to urge a vote and (favorable/unfavorable) report for (Bill HB???? or SB????), relating to (Bill Title). (Issue) is an undeniable problem and this legislation has overwhelming support in the Maryland legislature.

(Name)
(ABATE MEMBER)
(MD Resident and Registered Voter)


HB1414 Reckless and Negligent Driving – Death of Another – Must-Appear Violation (Ryan’s Law)

Providing that a person charged with reckless or negligent driving that contributes to an accident that results in the death of another person may not comply with the notice to appear in court by prepayment of a fine and must appear in court in person; and providing that a specified violation is a must-appear violation for specified purposes.

Sponsor
Committee (Members Listed)
ABATE Position
Talking Points
Next Action Required

Suggested Email/Phone Script: I am contacting (Delegate/Senator/Committee Chair) to urge a vote and (favorable/unfavorable) report for (Bill HB???? or SB????), relating to (Bill Title). (Issue) is an undeniable problem and this legislation has overwhelming support in the Maryland legislature.

(Name)
(ABATE MEMBER)
(MD Resident and Registered Voter)


HB0805 Autocycle (Cross Filed)

Establishing that an autocycle is considered to be a motorcycle for the purposes of the Maryland Vehicle Law; defining the term “autocycle” to include a motor vehicle manufactured in compliance with federal safety standards; prohibiting an applicant for a specified driver skills examination from using an autocycle for the examination; requiring that the form for specified written accident reports distinguish autocycles from motorcycles; etc.

Sponsor
Committee (Members Listed)
ABATE Position
Talking Points
Next Action Required

Suggested Email/Phone Script: I am contacting (Delegate/Senator/Committee Chair) to urge a vote and (favorable/unfavorable) report for (Bill HB???? or SB????), relating to (Bill Title). (Issue) is an undeniable problem and this legislation has overwhelming support in the Maryland legislature.

(Name)
(ABATE MEMBER)
(MD Resident and Registered Voter)


SB0774 Autocycle (Cross Filed)

Establishing that an autocycle is considered to be a motorcycle for the purposes of the Maryland Vehicle Law; defining the term “autocycle” to include a motor vehicle manufactured in compliance with federal motor vehicle safety standards; prohibiting an applicant for a specified driver skills examination from using an autocycle for the examination; requiring that the form for specified written accident reports distinguish autocycles from motorcycles; etc.

Sponsor
Committee (Members Listed)
ABATE Position
Talking Points
Next Action Required

Suggested Email/Phone Script: I am contacting (Delegate/Senator/Committee Chair) to urge a vote and (favorable/unfavorable) report for (Bill HB???? or SB????), relating to (Bill Title). (Issue) is an undeniable problem and this legislation has overwhelming support in the Maryland legislature.

(Name)
(ABATE MEMBER)
(MD Resident and Registered Voter)