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alhall88
03-26-2010, 04:57 AM
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(fqtvut3ocs3fv355kz4xppb2))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=2009-HB-4747

Michigan

House Bill 4747 (2009)
Vehicles; motorcycles; motorcycle helmet requirement; abolish. Amends sec. 658 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.658).


History (House actions in lowercase, Senate actions in UPPERCASE)

3/31/2009- introduced by Representative Richard LeBlanc
3/31/2009- read a first time
3/31/2009- referred to Committee on Regulatory Reform
4/1/2009- printed bill filed 04/01/2009
3/24/2010- reported with recommendation without amendment
3/24/2010- referred to second reading
3/25/2010- read a second time
3/25/2010- substitute H-2 adopted and amended
3/25/2010- placed on third reading
3/25/2010- placed on immediate passage
3/25/2010- read a third time
3/25/2010- passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 121 Yeas 63 Nays 46
3/25/2010- transmitted




NOTE:
House Bill No. 4747 (H-2) as amended March 25, 2010

thoroughfare shall wear a crash helmet on his or her head. A person
less than 21 years of age operating or riding on a motorcycle shall
wear a crash helmet on his or her head. [A person 21 years of age or
older operating or riding on a motorcycle is not required to wear a crash helmet n his or her head if the person has in effect security in the amount of $20,000.00 for the payment of first-party medical benefits payable in the event that he or she is involved in a motorcycle accident, as provided in section 3103 of the insurance code of 1956, 1956 PA 218, MCL 500.3103.]

vortech302
03-26-2010, 01:25 PM
Very nice. I'm gonna keep wearing mine though, Not too psyched about feeling the wind in my hair at 120

alhall88
03-26-2010, 03:55 PM
It just passed the house though, we've been here before. Next is senate then gov.

Rider
03-26-2010, 04:54 PM
Bitch Jenny says she will veto the bill.

horrorbusiness
03-26-2010, 08:10 PM
She is useless, The state is in shambles. The part of the reason they want to change the law is to gain back some of the lost tourism dollars. Which if I recall right is in the hundred of millions because avid bikers don't want to travel in states with manditory laws. I just wonder what AAA/ other insurance companies has done for her to get such loyality. I'll be right back I think i'm about to be "blown away".

Gas Man
03-26-2010, 10:36 PM
With the medical insurance aspect added on it sounds reasonable.

RedneckMedic
03-27-2010, 12:23 AM
yes but that isnt a lot because the lowest i could go on the health coverage for my insurance 20,000 per person so i would think as long as you have coverage your ok and the helmet i wear now isnt DOT approved and dont wear the DOT lid that often simply because i hate the fit even though i know i should wear it. i have taken the helmet off in ohio a couple of times and its nice but at the same time a little uncomfortable because im so used to having it there its weird.

but hopefully insurance companies will offer discounts for riders that do wear a helmet because i have heard of that in states w/o helmet requirements.

Mudpuppy
03-27-2010, 01:45 AM
Bitch Jenny says she will veto the bill.

she is too busy trying to set up meat free saturdays?

she is so useless.

why in this country do we feel so compelled to cater to the special interests? especially at the cost of the greater good? i am not saying we should teabag the special interests groups or anything.. but we also should not make their agenda priority over all others.. i could go on and on.. whatever.. we need to start pushing back - and hard..

as far as the helmet law i think it's great if it does pass.. why is the government our moral compass? we are too stupid on our own to figure this shit out? personally i will always wear a helmet but because its my choice not because its some law in a police state that this country is becoming..

what's next government controlled health care? :D

remember kids vote, along side the "undocumented citizens" and felons, for socialism to retain control in 2012... if you are not sure how to fill out the ballot just ask the infinity wise people like pelosi and they will help guide you along with the rest of the stupid people in this country..

telecast
03-27-2010, 09:28 AM
It probably won't pass. You have at least three lobbies, insurance companies, helmet manufacturers, and retailers.

Discounts are nice, the problem is everyone's insurance will skyrocket first to cover the influx of head injuires the inscos will have to pay for. Your 'discount' will probably be about the same as your paying now, maybe higher. Also, if you take the discount and get in an accident without one they'll probably deny coverage.

horrorbusiness
03-27-2010, 06:49 PM
They tried to use the "everyone will end up with cracked skulls" in florida. But the change in the law has not made a difference in fatailties. Riding with all the blue hairs in florida make me more nervous than riding in Michigan.

Bob
03-27-2010, 09:05 PM
I support it but I'll still ride with my helmet.

Gas Man
03-28-2010, 12:34 AM
Oh for sure Bob. I tried the no helmet thing for 4 days in ohio last year for bike week there. It was ok. But on the last night, I was riding a 6'4" (my homie Cutter)'s bike back to camp. he had slightly induldge a bit too much. Well his K9 is a reach in stock form, but he had 2.5" extensions on the forward controls... I had to twist myself and put my left hip forward so that I could shift. Had the right peg on my toes. The shifting was working this way... but couldn't even touch the rear brake.

This is like 2am. I'm going down some country 2 laner... fields on both sides... thinking about some small fur jumping out... causing me to crash. Even at 25mph, if I bounce my head off the pavement or the bike... I'm veggie! After that, I said no thanks. I'll keep my helmet. Just not worth it. My wife depends on me and so does my family.

snofrog
03-28-2010, 02:17 AM
while I hope we do go to a free choice state , I will forever wear mine . I simply dont like being told what to do and what is best for me . besides without my helmet I wouldnt be able to hear my mp3 player .

Mudpuppy
03-28-2010, 11:15 PM
Oh for sure Bob. I tried the no helmet thing for 4 days in ohio last year for bike week there. It was ok. But on the last night, I was riding a 6'4" (my homie Cutter)'s bike back to camp. he had slightly induldge a bit too much. Well his K9 is a reach in stock form, but he had 2.5" extensions on the forward controls... I had to twist myself and put my left hip forward so that I could shift. Had the right peg on my toes. The shifting was working this way... but couldn't even touch the rear brake.

This is like 2am. I'm going down some country 2 laner... fields on both sides... thinking about some small fur jumping out... causing me to crash. Even at 25mph, if I bounce my head off the pavement or the bike... I'm veggie! After that, I said no thanks. I'll keep my helmet. Just not worth it. My wife depends on me and so does my family.

and if you weren't here who would we mess with? it just wouldn't be any fun..

Gas Man
03-29-2010, 09:20 AM
I don't know man... it would have been ruff. :D