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13NR25 - MRF News Release - Motorcycle Only Checkpoint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1 July, 2013

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs

Motorcycle Only Checkpoint H.R. 1861 Needs your SUPPORT now!

Congressman James Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin) introduced a bill to prohibit the federal funding of motorcycle only roadside checkpoints. Sensenbrenner has always been an MRF Champion and he needs your support now on this bill.

As we approach July 4th, our Nations Independence Day this is a perfect opportunity for you to use the system that our founding fathers set in place to make a change for the better. The bill, H.R. 1861, has nine original co-sponsors however, we need many more to pass this landmark legislation. Call your congressman and ask them to support H.R. 1861.

Sensenbrenner had this to say in a 'Dear Colleague letter' that is circulating in the House of Representatives; 'In the 112th Congress, I introduced H.R. 904, a bill to prohibit the Department of Transportation (DOT) from providing funds to state and local authorities for the purpose of creating motorcycle only checkpoints. Section one of the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act contains the same language as H.R. 904. However, this bill also contains language to force the DOT to focus motorcycle safety efforts on crash prevention programs, not national helmet mandates.'

It's important to contact your sitting member of the House of Representatives and ask them to be a co-sponsor of this important legislation. Ask them to contact Congressman James Sensenbrenner and lend their support as co-sponsor of H.R. 1861. You can contact the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121

You can contact the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121

 

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