Articles Posted in the " Motorcycle Legislation " Category

  • House Approves Vital Lead Law Legislation

    House Approves Vital Lead Law Legislation

    Motorcycle Legislation

    The U.S. House has approved legislation by a vote of 421-2 to exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that essentially bans the sale of those machines at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.


  • AMA: Wilderness & Roadless Area Update

    AMA: Wilderness & Roadless Area Update

    Motorcycle Legislation

    Supporters of H.R. 1581 – the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011 – told U.S. lawmakers on July 26 that the bill would allow local communities to decide the proper uses of 43 million acres of protected public land, which could include off-highway riding, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • Sunday Motorcycles Sales Legal in PA

    Sunday Motorcycles Sales Legal in PA

    Motorcycle Legislation

    Last Thursday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill into law that has given motorcycle dealerships something to gawk about.

    Corbett signed a bill into law that allow the sale of motorcycles on Sundays. Before the bill, dealerships were allowed to be opened, but only sell apparel, tools, tires, etc.



  • 75 Lawmakers Support Kids Ride Act

    75 Lawmakers Support Kids Ride Act

    Motorcycle Legislation

    A bill that would exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from a law that effectively bans their sale at the end of the year is gaining more support in Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Off-Road Riding Good for Economy

    AMA: Off-Road Riding Good for Economy

    Motorcycle Legislation

    Testifiers told a key U.S. House subcommittee on June 22 that off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation puts billions of dollars into the U.S. economy, and public land needs to be opened up for motorized recreation, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • US Interior Reverses Wild Lands Policy

    US Interior Reverses Wild Lands Policy

    Motorcycle Legislation

    In a victory for off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders nationwide, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has reversed his position on his controversial new Wild Lands policy, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.



  • Lawmakers Back Motorcycle Checkpoints Ban

    Lawmakers Back Motorcycle Checkpoints Ban

    Motorcycle Legislation

    Federal lawmakers have sent a bipartisan letter to the leadership of a key U.S. House committee to urge support for a bill that prohibits federal funding for motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • U.S. House Approves Changes to Lead Law

    U.S. House Approves Changes to Lead Law

    Motorcycle Legislation

    A key U.S. House subcommittee has approved legislation to address flaws in the law that effectively bans the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • Pennsylvania Sunday Motorcycle Sales?

    Pennsylvania Sunday Motorcycle Sales?

    Motorcycle Legislation

    Pennsylvania is one step closer to allowing its motorcycle dealerships to sell bikes on Sundays.

    The bill, titled Senate Bill 419, was unanimously passed through the Pa. Senate last week, and now moves to the house, where bipartisan support is expected.


  • AMA Urges Action on Lead Law Voting

    AMA Urges Action on Lead Law Voting

    Motorcycle Legislation

    A formal Discussion Draft entitled, "Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011 (ECADA)," will be voted upon Thursday by the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the Committee on Energy & Commerce, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Motorcycle Crash Prevention Resolution

    AMA: Motorcycle Crash Prevention Resolution

    Motorcycle Legislation

    U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues introduced House Resolution 239 on May 2 to retain the ban on state and local lobbying by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • Effort to Preserve Self-Funded Trails Underway

    Effort to Preserve Self-Funded Trails Underway

    Motorcycle Legislation

    Federal lawmakers are building support for continuing the law that earmarks a small but significant portion of gas-tax revenue that is paid by the users of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) for the creation of motorized and non-motorized trails, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Federal Wild Lands Policy on Hold

    AMA: Federal Wild Lands Policy on Hold

    Motorcycle Legislation

    The funding measure that keeps the federal government operating through Sept. 30 includes language that bars the U.S. Interior Department from using any money to carry out the new Wild Lands land-use policy, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


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