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LNC Update 012624
Aaron Meyer

Happy Friday Freedom Fighters,

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone that went to ABATE Day at the Statehouse. It was a big personal disappointment that I was unable to attend. That leads to my second thanks, to everyone that kept me updated as the day went on.

ABATE Day at the Statehouse WORKS! Rep. Ledbetter’s HB1022 was dead. It wasn’t getting a committee hearing. Then, ABATE showed up and lobbied, and it’s getting a hearing! That’s huge. That’s a coup. This is the payoff we get for having our shit together and lobbying the right way.

Next Week:

SB281 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Homeland Security & Transportation Committee on Tuesday 01.30 at 10:00. We support this bill. The wording isn’t perfect, but it makes several fixes to flawed language implemented with the 2017 ORV child helmet bill.

SB65 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Homeland Security & Transportation Committee on Tuesday 01.30 at 10:00. As this relates to all motor vehicles, we are making sure no anti-motorcycle wording gets added. We do not anticipate this to happen. ABATE’s position is neutral at this time.

HB1022 is scheduled to be heard by the House Roads & Transportation Committee on Tuesday 01.30. The scheduled time has not yet been posted as I’m compiling this update. This is very important legislation. Jay will be testifying to the committee in support of this legislation.

Our session has turned from one of monitoring to active participation very quickly. This is really quite common. The rest of our targeted legislation appears to be dead in committee, however as has been demonstrated this week, that can always change. 

Bill Number

Brief

ABATE's Position

Status as of 01.26

Notes

SB21

Extends Lemon Law Protection to RVs

Support

Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee

Assumed to be dead - No committee hearing scheduled

SB53

Right to Repair

Support

Assigned to Senate Commerce and Technology Committee

Assumed to be dead - No committee hearing scheduled

SB57

Requires Direct Human Oversight of Automated Commercial Motor Vehicles

Support

Assigned to Senate Homeland Security & Transportation Committee

Assumed to be dead - No committee hearing scheduled - See HB1022

SB65

Salvage Motor Vehicles

Neutral

Senate Homeland Security & Transportation Committee hearing 01.30.24 - 10:00

 

SB281

Child safety requirements for off-road vehicles

Support

Senate Homeland Security & Transportation Committee hearing 01.30.24 - 10:00

Implements several fixes to 2017 ORV child helmet bill.

HB1022

Requires Direct Human Oversight of Automated Commercial Motor Vehicles

Support

House Roads & Transportation Committee hearing 01.30.24

Jay Jackson will be testifying in support. We have high hopes. Bill has gained traction as a direct result of ABATE lobbying

HB1030

Allows Disuse of Seatbelts to be Used as Contributory Negligence

Oppose

Assigned to House Judiciary Committee

Assumed to be dead - No committee hearing scheduled

HB1129

Defines and defunds "J-Turn Intersections

Neutral

Assigned to House Roads & Transportation Committee

Assumed to be dead - No committee hearing scheduled

HB1155

Right to Repair

Support

Assigned to House Agriculture & Rural Development Committee

Assumed to be dead - No committee hearing scheduled

HB1162

BMV Matters

Neutral

House Roads & Transportation Committee hearing 01.23

Not heard during committee meeting. Not yet rescheduled.

 

Staying Vigilant,

Aaron

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