Bakerman

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  1. Congress is about ready to start holding hearings on the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008). This is the legislation that banned ANY amount of lead in ATVs & motorcycles that were intended for use by children. Enforcement was postponed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission until Congress could decide on the matter. Well, now they're getting ready to decide. Rep. Denny Rehberg has introduced H.R. 1587 that will exempt ATVs & motorcycles from the CPSIA. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1587&tab=summary The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has info on their website on how you can contact your representative and urge them to support this bill. http://www.amadirectlink.com/legisltn/rapidresponse.asp Let's try to make sure we get this passed so we don't have to go through that hell all over again! I urge you to send this info to all your riding buddies and post this info on any other motorcycle forums you visit.
  2. +100 !!!! Vote out Boxer!
  3. SB 435 has NOTHING to do with fighting smog and EVERYTHING to do with generating REVENUE. It's another bid to create another useless feel-good bureaucracy. Motorcycles are not a significant source of air pollution. They just want your money. I followed this link to oppose the bill. http://capwiz.com/amacycle/issues/alert/?alertid=12937506 I received the following encouraging response from Senator Bob Huff: ==================================================== Thank you for contacting my office regarding your opposition to SB 435 (Pavley) relating to smog check for motorcycles. I appreciate you taking the time to write me on issues mattering most to you. You bring up some very valid points in your letter about the irrelevance of SB 435. Like you, I have some serious concerns about this bill. I would strongly encourage you to write a letter of opposition to the author (Pavley) and the Senate Transportation and Housing Chair (Lowenthal) so you are recorded officially in opposition to the bill. I have included that information below for you. In the meantime, I will do my part in Sacramento to oppose this legislation. Senator Fran Pavley State Capitol, Room 4035 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 651-4023 Senator Alan Lowenthal, Chair Senate Transportation and Housing Committee State Capitol, Room 2209 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 651-4121 Once again, thank you for contacting me. If I may be of further assistance in any state-related matter, please do not hesitate to contact me at either of my offices. It is an honor to represent you in the State Senate. Sincerely, Bob Huff Senator, 29th Senate District ========================================================= I then snail mailed the two listed senators. I urge you to do the same.
  4. Let's not let our guard down just jet. The law still needs to be changed. As you may have heard, the government enacted a law that banned ANY amount of lead in products intended for children. This law also extended to children’s ATVs and motorcycles. This is a ridiculous extension of the law. The Consumer Product Safety Commission took the stance of having to follow the letter of the law and did not grant any exemptions. After pressure from the motorcycle & ATV community, the CPSC has temporarily decided to stay the enforcement of the ruling. The fight is long from over! We must now contact our government representatives to have them change the law so it will grant the necessary exemptions. This ruling has been devastating to the motorcycle and ATV community. I urge you to use the link below to contact your representatives and ask for their support for H.R. 1587 to exclude youth-model motorcycles and ATVs from the CPSIA lead content requirements. http://capwiz.com/amacycle/issues/alert/?alertid=13289161 This is easy to do and well worth your time. Help save the motorcycling community.
  5. Our only chance is if Obama won't sign it. Not very damn likely.
  6. I heard that the House of Representatives is voting on this on Wednesday March 25th. Time is quickly running out. You need to CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE RIGHT NOW!!!
  7. BUMPED one more time I heard that the House of Representatives is voting on this on Wednesday March 25th. Time is quickly running out. You need to CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE RIGHT NOW!!!
  8. BUMPED again. Even if YOUR riding area may not be closed, the people whose areas ARE closed will soon be coming to YOUR area. Is your riding area crowded now? What do you think it will be like if this legislation passes? WRITE NOW!
  9. BUMP - People, please get involved!!! Email / Call your representative and tell ALL your riding buddies to do the same. Let's not let them take our public land away from us.
  10. H.R. 146 passed in the Senate today by a vote of 77 to 20. It now moves back to the House of Representatives. You can find out how to contact your Representative at this link: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml I urge you to PLEASE get involved. Ask your Representative to vote NO on H.R. 146!! We stand to lose access to over 2 million acres of public land unless we get involved.
  11. H.R. 146 passed in the Senate 77 to 20. It now moves back to the House of Representatives. We now need to start contacting our State Representatives! You can find out how to contact your Representative at this link: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml I urge you to PLEASE get involved. Ask your Representative to vote NO on H.R. 146!! We stand to lose access to over 2 million acres of public land unless we get involved.
  12. Let's see if we can get this discussion back on track by doing what we can to save our riding areas! Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma seems to be one of the senators who is opposing this legislation. Even though he is not one of my representatives, I have asked for his assistance. You can reach him here: http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactSenatorCoburn.Home Perhaps we can still salvage this mess. Please get involved! Here's what I sent to him.
  13. The AMA does get involved and they urge you to do so as well. http://www.amadirectlink.com/legisltn/rapidresponse.asp
  14. Right now it looks like they're trying to ram it through the voting process without any additional debate. It has now been cleared to be voted on. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=s2009-99 I'm not real hopeful that this is going to be stopped. This really sucks. It may not be too late to contact your senators! Please do so!
  15. http://www.amadirectlink.com/legisltn/rapidresponse.asp S. 22 was defeated in the House by only one vote! Now Congress has reintroduced it as H.R. 146, the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Acquisition Grant Program. How's that for obscuring the content of the bill? Now they only need a simple majority instead of a 2/3 majority. Please help retain motorized vehicle access to our public lands by encouraging your representative to vote NO on H.R. 146. This is time critical!