Oregon Motorcycle News
4 months ago
OREGON LANE FILTERING BILL (SB 422) FAILSAfter passing the Oregon Senate 27-2, SB 422, which would allow motorcycles to lane filter on highways during traffic jams, died in the Joint Committee on Transportation after not receiving a committee vote, and did not go to the House floor where it was expected to pass. SB 422 received over 1,000 testimonial submissions in support of the bill, and only about 20 in opposition.This is the 3rd time in 5 sessions that this bill passed the Senate, including last session when it also passed the House but was vetoed by former Governor Brown. This bill had broad bipartisan support in the Legislature. The bill was amended this session to address law enforcement concerns, but law enforcement, along with other special interests, still opposed the bill, and the bill died in the same committee it passed out of last session.I am very proud of our team's efforts this session and all of the hard work of so many riders over the last 8 years that made this bill the most widely supported motorcycle bill in Oregon history. Oregon's traffic congestion and infrastructure strain will continue to worsen and we will continue to support common sense solutions that will reduce traffic congestion and increase safety for Oregon riders. Since our first bill in 2015, three states (Montana, Utah, and Arizona) have joined California in allowing motorcycle lane filtering. Several other states have lane filtering bills pending. ... See MoreSee Less
ATTENTION OREGON RIDERS! ONE FINAL PUSH FOR LANE SPLITTING! SUBMIT AND RE-SUBMIT YOUR TESTIMONY NOW!SB 422A (land filtering on highways during traffic jams in Oregon) is scheduled for a hearing before the Joint Committee on Transportation this Thursday, May 11, 2023. We are encouraging riders to submit WRITTEN testimony in lieu of testifying in person due to Committee time constraints.THIS IS THE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Please follow the instructions in the attached photo and submit testimony by clicking the link below: olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Testimony/JCT/SB/422/0000-00-00-00-00?area=Measures ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago
Honored to speak again at the May Motorcycle Awareness Rally and particularly honored to introduce Senator Michael Dembrow who has been a champion for our lane splitting bill. ... See MoreSee Less
I am honored to be speaking again at the May Motorcycle Awareness Rally this Saturday, May 6, at the Capitol in Salem. The weather is trending better, so I plan on posting a ride meet so we can roll down to Salem together! The lane splitting bill needs a final push, so come out and represent! ... See MoreSee Less