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Legislative History


Legislative Session 2012

Tire Age Notification-Did not pass
Motorcycle Only Checkpoints-prohibition
Handicapped Tags-Extra tag for Motorcycle-Passed House-No action Senate
Motorcycle Learners Permit-Extend Expiration Date-No action
Motorcycle Helmet Law Modification-Insurance Requirement-No action

Legislative Session 2011

Motorcycle Parking at Publicly Funded Parking Facilities-Passed
Motorcycle Helmet Use-Fine-Did not pass

Legislative Session 2010

Auxiliary Lighting Clarification-Passed
Motorcycle Dealers Sunday Operations Anne Arundel County-Passed
Helmet Law Modification-Did not pass

Legislative Session 2009

Motorcycle at Red Light-Did not pass
Motorcycle Dealers Sunday Operations Worcester County-Passed
Helmet Law Modification-Did not-pass
Helmet Law Modification Sunset Clause-Did not pass

Legislative Session 2008

Definition of a Motorcycle-Passed
Motorcycle tag sizing-Passed
Auxiliary lighting-Passed
Helmet Law Modification-Did not pass

Legislative Session 2007

Helmet Law
Right-of-Way Violation Penalties

Legislative Session 2006

Helmet Law
Right-of-Way Violation Penalties
Legislative Gear-up Seminar

Legislative Session 2005

Helmet Law
Right-of-Way Violation Penalties
MVA Motorcycle Safety Ride<

Legislative Session 2004

Helmet Law
Right-of-Way Violation Penalties
Motorcycle Safety Program<

Legislative Session 2003

Helmet Law
Right-of-Way Violation Penalties

Legislative Session 2002

Helmet Law
Veteran License Plates
Equal Access
Agriculture License Plates

Legislative Session 2001

Helmet Law
Legislative Summary
Helmet Law History From 1992
Maryland Motorcycle Accident/Fatality Information (October, 2000)
Goldstein Study
The Effect of Motorcycle Helmet Use on the Probability of Fatality and the Severity of Head And Neck Injuries

Legislative Session 2000

MTAG
Letter to MTA regarding MTAG (electronic toll collection)(January 12, 2000)
MTAG Notice to all Motorcyclists (September, 1999) The quality of the scanned image is not good and the flyer can be difficult to read. If you would like a copy sent to you from MTA call 1-888-321-MTAG and ask for the 'Notice To All Motorcyclists'. Helmet Law - House Bill 143
Maryland Motorcycle Accident/Fatality Graphs (April, 2000)
House Bill 143 Final Status (February 24, 2000)
House Bill 143 Hearing (February 16, 2000)
House Bill 143 (January 19, 2000)

Legislative Session 1999

Helmet Law - Senate Bill 239
This bill provides that motorcycle helmet laws apply only to minors. Current law requires anyone riding or operating a motorcycle to wear a helmet.
Vote Tally (March, 1999)
ABATE Testimony (February, 1999)
NHTSA Testimony (February, 1999)
DOT Inspector General Investigation of NHTSA Testimony (April, 1999)
DOT Inspector General Findings of NHTSA Testimony (June, 1999)
NHTSA July Legislative Update (July, 1999)
GEICO Testimony - GEICO Wants Your Rights (February, 1999)
GEICO provided written testimony for the SB 239 committee hearing. In the summarizing paragraph, they stated that, "SOME RIGHTS ARE NOT WORTH HAVING". Who authorized them to decide which ones are worthy and which ones are not?
Maryland Motorcycle Accident and Fatality Statistics (September 1999)
Maryland Motorcycle Accident/Fatality Graphs (February, 1999)