2015-16 Legislative Bills Related to Motorcycles/Motorcyclists

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  1. Byway Writer

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    1. SB5627 – ORV Discover Pass exemption
    2. SB5198 - Limits mandatory helmet use to persons under 18.
    3. HB1244 - Addressing motorcycle rider liability for actions required of helmet manufacturers.
    4. HB1515 - Modifying the operation of motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic. (Lane splitting bill)
    5. SB5228 - Adjusting the maximum speed limit for Interstate 90 in rural counties.
    6. HB1160 - increase the penalty for dumping up to one cubic foot of litter from $50 to $200.
    7. HB1582 increases the fees associated with traffic violations.
    I'm sure there are many others. Please add them below as you find them.
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  3. Byway Writer

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    I don't know how to suggest a sticky post. Thought it would be helpful to make a list. Thanks for all the work that you do.
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  4. IDRIDR

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    Idaho's 2015 Legislation.

    1. H0017 http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2015/H0017.htm
    MOTOR VEHICLES - AUTOCYCLES - Amends and adds to existing law relating to autocycles to require compliance with motorcycle plate, tag, registration and insurance requirements and to provide that autocycles are exempt from motorcycle endorsements and helmet requirements.

    2. H0129 http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2015/H0129.htm
    Amends existing law to provide an exception to a prohibition of operation of certain vehicles and motorbikes on controlled access highways, to provide that the Idaho Transportation Board may designate sections of state highways over which specified vehicles and motorbikes may travel and to provide that specified vehicles and motorbikes may travel upon and cross certain portions of non-full access-controlled state highways unless closed.

    3. H0145 http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2015/H0145.htm
    SALES AND USE TAX - Amends existing law to impose a sales and use tax exemption for sales of motor vehicles, trailers, vessels, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles intended for off-road use and snowmobiles to nonresidents from states not imposing a sales and use tax, for use outside of this state even though delivery be made within this state under certain conditions; and to provide for distribution of these moneys.

    This one could be of interest to you Washington residents.
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  5. tony the tiger

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    With the many legislative actions indexed? I think that was a good idea!
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  7. Byway Writer

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    There are other states in the Pacific Northwest?!! Yes, of course this is welcome here. All bills are welcome, but I can only keep up with WA-specific items in the top post.

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    Better yet, edit your post to include them :deal
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  10. tblume

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    https://legiscan.com/OR/bill/SB533/2015

    Oregon senate bill 533, allowing motorcycle and bicycle riders to go on red after a cycle of lights has occurred.

    This bill has passed the senate unanimously, someone educate me on when this would be law?
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  11. SnakeBreak

    SnakeBreak Been here awhile

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    Thanks for doing this. Good to be informed.
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    I will post an update / wrap-up on everything except budget issues when I get back in town in a few day.

    Not the sort of thing I want to attempt on my Kindle from Molokai.
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    I see that HB-3011, a bill allowing people to pump their own gas in counties of less than 40,00 residents passed the Oregon House with a 60-0 vote. :clap

    Idaho News

    Oregon News

    It seems this was started by the owner of the station in Fields.

    I don't remember ever having anyone else pump gas into my bike in Oregon, even though the law says they have to. But maybe this means that the Fields Station and some of the other small towns will have a station open later. Pretty sure the automated pumps are not cheap, so will have to see how it really affects gas availability in the rural areas.
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  14. EmptiMind

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    Just as an fyi, in 2001 the motorcycle exemption was put into effect. We haven't had to deal with folks filling our tanks for a while.

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    And now I understand why one of the attendants some years ago was so incensed with me for walking off after I unlocked the tank cap. I thought he was just being lazy. :wink:
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  16. Gyrene84

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    Oh please oh please oh please let the lane splitting one pass!
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    The Oregon one passed.
    The Washington one died.
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    Senate Bill SB5987 will increase the gas tax by almost 12 cents a gallon and add other new fees. This bill is very likely to pass. While we are never keen on increasing taxes or fees, we were able to assure that the amount of gas tax money going into our Nonhighway and Offroad Vehicle Activity (NOVA) account would include money from the overall increases in the gas tax.

    To go along with that, SB5988 will take that over $3 million of new gas tax money and allocate it for ORV purposes.

    A couple of other bills that may have a pro-ORV impact have been passed by the Legislature. House Bill HB1817 will provide some liability protection for counties and cities that allow modified quads to use their streets. HB5843 will direct the Governor to appoint a senior policy advisor for outdoor recreation. This is contingent on the budget legislation allocating funding for the position.

    A few other pro-ORV bills that we supported failed to be passed by the Legislature. House Bill HB1160 would have increased the fines for dumping small quantities of litter on public land.

    HB1918 would have clarified the process for getting an ORV title for vehicles without a standard VIN number. Senate Bill SB5617 would have lifted the 23 cents a gallon cap on the ORV gas tax allocation.

    Senate Bill SB5205 would have allowed spouses to pool their volunteer hours for the purpose of earning a free Discover Pass. This bill was passed unanimously by the Senate and there was no opposition moving it out of the House Environment Committee either. Unfortunately it died in the House Rules Committee. Not because it had any opposition, but because it was such a small deal that it got skipped over in favor of bigger impact bills each day until time finally ran out. Senator Randy Becker was the prime sponsor and she has assured us that she will keep bringing this up until it gets passed.
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  19. tony the tiger

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    Maybe having another state validate lane sharing will help us crack the code here. :1drink
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    Only passed the Senate, right?
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