AB51 Approved by Senate Committee
AB51 was heard by the Senate Transportation and Housing sub-committee, a quorum was not available. Chair Beall and Vice Chair Cannella support the bill which is all that is needed if the full committee could not vote.Jim Lombardo (ABATE Lobbyist), Nick Harris (AMA), Mercury Insurance, and Glen Phillips, Sporty, and Ruby weber spoke in support. There were no opposition speakers. It was approved and will be sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee in the next two weeks. After that to the Senate floor, then back to the Assembly to address any Senate ammendments, Then to the governor for signature.
Well done to all involved in all aspects of getting the bill to this point. Thanks to those who were able to attend the meeting and speak in support of AB51.
Read the revised text of the bill HERE.
The next ABATE 2016 Meeting will be held September 17 in
Schedule and Lodging details will be posted here when available
Questionnaires have been sent to candidates for office in California. When responses have been tallied info will be posted here to assist in voting.
Summer is finally upon us this week in SoCal. Expect 100+ temps later in the week. Dehydration is a real danger so read HERE how to prevent, recognize and deal with dehydration
Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. If you do not stay aware of your surroundings and options you may find yourself in a dangerous place. Confidence is required. Sometimes you experience a crisis of confidence when riding. HERE are some thoughts on dealing with it.
Motorcycle Safety Program
Whether you are new to riding or a seasoned veteran there is room for improving your riding skills. If you are under 18 a MSP course is required to get you Class "M" endorsement. Check HERE for more info about classes and where you can attend.
ABATE Southern Regional Rally
May 6-8, 2016
Thanks to everyone who attended this years Southern Regional Rally. Although there was foul weather below we enjoyed a mostly sunny weekend. Pictures will be posted when we roll out the upgraded website.
Thank you to Jeff Flame of Biker Information Guide - pictures of the January 9, 2012
ABATE Freedom Rally - Sacramento, CA
Click here to view photos on Smugmug
MAY is National Motorcycle Awareness Month