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Motorcycle Safety Fund Public Hearings - September 10, 2013

Rick Gleason  | Published on Monday, September 9, 2013

** MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FUND ** SHORT NOTICE ** CALL TO ACTION **

 

The Massachusetts Motorcycle Association (MMA) alerts riders that Senate Bill 1365 (S.1365), An Act to establish a Motorcycle Safety Fund, is scheduled for Public Hearings on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 10:30AM in Room B-2 at the State House in Boston, MA.

 

Annually, motorcyclists register their motorcycles and pay a $2.00 fee, designated by Law to be used solely for the purpose of promoting and advancing motorcycle safety (M.G.L. CH90, SECTION 34).   Yet, over the last 13 years, only 66% of the funds collected have been used for these motorcycle safety initiatives.   These missing funds total $1,424,076:  funds taken only from motorcyclists registering their motorcycles in Massachusetts.

 

REPEAT: $1,424,076 has been taken ONLY from motorcyclists in Massachusetts and is still missing.

 

Riders are asked to contact their State Representative and State Senator and request immediate support for Senate Bill 1365, which seeks a dedicated Motorcycle Safety Fund and accountability regarding expenses and disbursements from this fund.   Find your legislators here https://malegislature.gov/ and be sure they request a Favorable, Ought to Pass recommendation.

 

Additionally, riders are asked to contact the Joint Committee on Revenue members to request a Favorable, Ought to Pass recommendation for S.1365.   Committee member list is available here:  https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Joint/J26

 

FAX your letter to: 617-722-1498 and 617-722-2415 and request a Favorable, Ought to Pass recommendation for S.1365.

 

For additional information, visit www.MassMotorcycle.org and click on the Legislation tab.   Questions and comments can be sent to LegislativeDirector@MassMotorcycle.org

 

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