Update on New
Colorado Helmet Law
February 12, 2007
The helmet bill was on the agenda but they
took too long on the Sudan bill and the new 'make my day' bill - it will
be heard on the house floor tomorrow (2/13/07). Amendments may
still be added to the Helmet bill but they are still under wraps.
I did get on the floor and did talk to several representatives trying to
get support to get this bill killed. Posted 4:00PM 2/12/07 by
Tiger Chandler. RFJ gives her Special Thanks.
February 9, 2007
Closing comments, amendments and final
vote took place this morning February 9, 2007 at approximately 9:00AM
The helmet bill was the last on the docket.
The amendment that was made concerned who
got the ticket for the under age passenger - the driver - was added and
Rep Primavera pretty much said in her
closing statement that this was not a issue of freedom but a issue of
taking care of the children - she said in not so many words that the
motorcyclist in Colorado should not be responsible for the well being of
There were several on the committee who
agreed with Rep Primavera.
Rep Don Marostica made the best argument
against the bill, that he has been riding mc's for 20 and never seen a
child hurt - that the motorcyclists are responsible and can take care of
their children - that more children get brain injuries from falling
than from motorcycles.
In the end the vote was not in our favor (we
only got 5 votes against) - so they are sending this right to the floor
of the house on Monday morning February 12, 2007.
There is work that we can do between now and
then - CALL your representatives and urge them not to vote on this
issue - if this does not die on the floor we will be in the senate
transportation committee next .
Special Thanks to Tiger Chandler for this Report.