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SB 291 - Repeals Motorcycle Helmet Law - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (24-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Motorcycle Helmet Law

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that amends the requirements for wearing helmets while operating or riding a motorcycle.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes motorcycle operators and riders 21 years of age and older to not wear a helmet if the motorcycle operator meets both of the following conditions:
    • The motorcycle operator has had a motorcycle endorsement on his or her driver’s license for at least 2 years or has taken a motorcycle safety course; and
    • The motorcycle operator and any rider each have at least $20,000 in insurance coverage.
  • Prohibits a motorcycle from carrying more people than the vehicle is equipped to hold.
  • Requires moped riders 19 years of age and younger to wear a helmet.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (69-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Motorcycle Helmet Law

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the requirements for wearing helmets while operating or riding a motorcycle.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes motorcycle operators and riders 21 years of age and older to not wear a helmet if the motorcycle operator meets both of the following conditions:
    • The motorcycle operator has had a motorcycle endorsement on his or her driver’s license for at least 2 years or has taken a motorcycle safety course; and
    • The motorcycle operator and any rider each have at least $20,000 in insurance coverage.
  • Prohibits a motorcycle from carrying more people than the vehicle is equipped to hold.
  • Requires moped riders 19 years of age and younger to wear a helmet.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-14) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Repeals Motorcycle Helmet Law

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