Skip to main content
Tag

Governor

Ohio Pushes Back on California Plans

By General Posts One Comment

Just before the end of 2023, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed H.B. 201 into law. The focus of the bill is to; “Prohibit a state agency, county, or township from restricting the sale or use of a motor vehicle based on the energy source used to power the motor vehicle; to prohibit a state agency from adopting the California emissions standards for motor vehicles.”

As you may remember, the Clean Air Act allows states to seek a waiver to enact emission standards outside of those set by the federal government. In 2022, California received a waiver allowing the state to establish guidelines requiring every new car and truck sold there to have zero emissions by 2035. This requirement has set off a debate in state capitals around the country. Some states seek to align with California, while others, like Ohio, are pushing back against California’s plans.

ABATE of Ohio received the support of other groups in support of the bill, including the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Auto Dealers Association. Ed Schetter, Executive Director of ABATE of Ohio, testified in December, backing the bill. In his remarks, he said, “ABATE of Ohio is concerned with the push towards electric power and pressure to eliminate the internal combustion engine from the marketplace. This may leave many motorcyclists without options on how to power the motorcycles we ride. We also feel this may limit the availability of sales, parts, and service to the motorcyclists of Ohio. Many of these businesses are ones we’ve relied on for years.” After the hearing, lawmakers thanked ABATE of Ohio for their participation. Multiple legislators noted that ABATE of Ohio was the only “citizen-led” group involved in the hearing. Comments like that help reinforce the importance of engagement and participation by citizens in the legislative process.

Remember, the debate on this issue is happening nationally in Washington, D.C., in addition to state legislatures. In 2023 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1435, a bill to revoke California’s waiver for setting these emission standards. It now awaits action in the Senate, where its companion version, S. 2090 Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act of 2023, has garnered 17 Senate cosponsors.

The MRF would like to congratulate ABATE of Ohio on their victory in defense of the internal combustion engine! Well done!

Ride With The Leaders ™ by joining the MRF at http://mrf.org/ or call (202) 546-0983

* * * *

Ohio Powers Up Consumer Choice in Vehicle Market

By General Posts No Comments

Ohio Powers Up Consumer Choice in Vehicle Market as Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

In a major victory for consumer freedom, the Ohio General Assembly passed SAN-supported legislation ensuring Ohioans, not the government, decide what vehicles best suit their needs. The bill, H.B. 201, prohibits any state or local government entity from restricting the use or sale of motor vehicles based on their power source, including internal combustion engines (ICEs).

Following its passage through the legislature, H.B. 201 now awaits the crucial decision of Governor Mike DeWine, who will either sign it into law or issue a veto. This bill represents a significant step forward for proponents of consumer choice, who believe individuals should have the right to select the vehicle that best fits their lifestyle and budget, regardless of its fuel type. Ohioans: send a letter to Governor DeWine requesting his support for the bill!

Click here to contact your officials.

* * * *

NCOM Biker Newsbytes for July 2023

By General Posts

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world
Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

This week in the news:

  • U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSES BILL PROTECTING ‘MULTIPLE-USE’ LAND
  • NATIONAL FUNDING FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION
  • VERMONT CLOSES “BASKET CASE” REGISTRATION LOOPHOLE
  • MIC WARNS OF BILLS THAT “WILL HINDER THE POWERSPORTS INDUSTRY”
  • HELP TO PRESERVE VEHICLE CHOICE
  • FIGHT FOR YOUR “RIGHT TO REPAIR”
  • and lots more

Click Here to read this month’s NCOM Newsbytes on Bikernet.com

ABOUT AIM / NCOM: The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) is a nationwide motorcyclists rights organization serving over 2,000 NCOM Member Groups throughout the United States, with all services fully-funded through Aid to Injured Motorcyclist (AIM) Attorneys available in each state who donate a portion of their legal fees from motorcycle accidents back into the NCOM Network of Biker Services (www.ON-A-BIKE.com / 800-ON-A-BIKE).

* * * * * * * *

All the Motorcycling News you need to use to stay on Two-Wheels – get updated with free Bikernet Blog Weekly Newsletter. Click & Start !!!

NCOM Biker Newsbytes for June 2023

By General Posts

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world

THIS MONTH IN THE NCOM NEWSBYTES:

  • CORNHUSKERS REMOVE LID LAW
  • WASHINGTON STATE TO PROTECT VULNERABLE ROAD USERS
  • EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLE MARKET EXPERIENCING DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH
  • FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS COMING
  • DUCATI HONORED BY ITALIAN POSTAGE STAMP
  • RIDER SETS DISTANCE RECORD
  • NEW RECORD SET FOR MOST COUNTRIES VISITED IN A DAY BY MOTORCYCLE
  • ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE PARITY ACT
  • BIPARTISAN CALL TO RE-ESTABLISH MAC (Motorcyclist Advisory Committee) AS REQUIRED BY LAW

Click Here To Read this Month’s NCOM Newsbytes on Bikernet.com

National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world.

The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) is a nationwide motorcyclists rights organization serving over 2,000 NCOM Member Groups throughout the United States, with all services fully-funded through Aid to Injured Motorcyclist (AIM) Attorneys available in each state who donate a portion of their legal fees from motorcycle accidents back into the NCOM Network of Biker Services (www.ON-A-BIKE.com / 800-ON-A-BIKE).

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Rest assured, our coverage is comprehensive…yet revealing. Subscribe now! Click & Go!

NCOM Biker Newsbytes for April 2023

By General Posts

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world

National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world.

Click Here to read the NCOM News on Bikernet.com

In the news this month

  • MSF CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF TRAINING RIDERS
  • US & EU PUSH IMMINENT DEMISE OF FOSSIL FUEL VEHICLE
  • HAWAII CONSIDERS ‘RIDE ON RED’ LEGISLATION
  • FACIAL RECOGNITION COMING TO MOTORCYCLES
  • POLICE DRONES ZERO IN ON MOTORCYCLE ROAD SAFETY
  • CALIFORNIA BILL WOULD LIFT BANS ON CRUISIN
  • LANE SPLITTING BILL FILTERS THROUGH OREGON LEGISLATURE
  • EAR PROTECTION FOR MOTORCYCLISTS

QUOTABLE QUOTE:

“We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.”
~ USMC Col. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller during the Chosin Reservoir campaign in Korea, 1950

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Follow Bikernet.com Weekly News, every Thursday — know your market, know your industry, know motorcyclists.
Visit https://www.bikernet.com/pages/cantina_bikernet_news.aspx

NCOM Biker Newsbytes for February 2023

By General Posts


Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world
Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

Click Here to read the February 2023 NCOM News on Bikernet.com

  • YAMAHA PLEDGES 10 MILLION YEN TO TURKEY-SYRIA EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
  • HONDA SHOOTS FOR THE MOON
  • EUROPEAN UNION PROPOSES DIGITAL DRIVING LICENSES
  • SKILLS CRISIS OVER LACK OF YOUNG PEOPLE WORKING IN MOTORCYCLING
  • MOTORCYCLE HELMET MARKET EXPECTED TO GROW SUBSTANTIALLY
  • CONNECTICUT LEGISLATION COULD INVOKE DONOR-CYCLISTS
  • RIDER SAVED BY SMARTWATCH AFTER FALL FROM CLIFF ON HIS MOTORCYCLE
  • JAY LENO SUFFERS SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE CRASH
  • SAFETY INSTITUTE BACKS CAT-ASTROPHIC ROAD RULES
  • NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE
  • SAVE THE DATE – 38TH ANNUAL NCOM CONVENTION IN ARIZONA

National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world.

CLICK Here to view options to subscribe to Bikernet.com Free Weekly Newsletter

NCOM Biker Newsbytes for December 2022

By General Posts

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world

Click Here to read this month’s NCOM news coverage on Bikernet.com

This month’s NCOM news covers topics as varied as:

  • Congress requires NHTSA to force Automakers to monitor drivers
  • Best and Worst Drivers in the USA presented State-wise
  • Unvaccinated at higher risk of Traffic Accidents claims Canadian researchers studying encrypted government records
  • The Road to Decarbonization
  • European Motorcycle group calls to make Motorcycling affordable
  • First Honda ‘Electric Motorcycle’ on Parade
  • Yamaha goes green with Plant-based materials for future bike designs
  • Romanian motorcyclists obligated to carry fire extinguishers

THE AIM / NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Gear up & ride to your next Wild Biker Party in style – Click to checkout the all-new 5-Ball Racing Shop

NCOM Biker Newsbytes for November 2022

By General Posts

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world.

This Month’s Bytes -+- Click to read at Bikernet.com

  • AVID MOTORCYCLIST ELECTED AGAIN TO NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE
  • ARIZONA SENATOR CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF THE RPM ACT
  • U.S. LAWMAKERS PURSUE “RIGHT TO REPAIR” CONSUMER PROTECTIONS
  • HARLEY HIT WITH ANOTHER RIGHT-TO-REPAIR LAWSUIT
  • EUROPE MOVES TO BAN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
  • INTERNATIONAL TREATY AGAINST FOSSIL FUELS FLOATED AT U.N. CLIMATE SUMMIT
  • WORLD’S BIGGEST BIKE SHOW BREAKS NEW RECORDS
  • SUZUKI-POWERED DRONE TAKES FLIGHT

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

All Things Motorcycling ? All About Big V-Twins ? Have a look at www.Bikernet.com * Get all the inside news, reports, updates on motorcycles – Join the Cantina – click to sign-up

NCOM Biker Newsbytes for October 2022

By General Posts

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

In the news this month:

  • Arizona Lane Filtering Law
  • Attack on Noise in California
  • Federal Answer on Anti-Biker Profiling
  • Cost of charging e-bike as much as refueling an ICE engine bike
  • Linking Russian Attacks to Potholes in UK
  • Plant-based Asphalt from France
  • Now Watch Videos while you ‘Drive’ a Self-driving Car
  • Gamers to explore Poke-universe on Motorcycles

CLICK HERE To Read the Whole Article on Bikernet.com ….

THE AIM / NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

All the Motorcycling News you need to use to stay on Two-Wheels – get updated with free Bikernet Blog Weekly Newsletter. Click & Start !!!

NCOM Biker Newsbytes for September 2022

By General Posts

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world
Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

THE AIM / NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM).

In the News this Month:

  • QEII RIP
  • NEW STUDY REVEALS SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE NOT SAFE FOR MOTORCYCLISTS
  • SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE COMING, SOONER THAN LATER
  • CALIFORNIA VOTES TO BAN NEW GAS CAR SALES BY 2035
  • NOTEWORTHY TOO: MAJOR HEATWAVE IN CHINA DISRUPTS SUPPLY CHAIN
  • TEN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES DUE FROM HONDA BY 2025
  • ILLINOIS ANNOUNCES ROUND TWO OF ITS EV REBATE PROGRAM, INCLUDING BIKES
  • BIG BROTHER MAY PUT AN END TO SPEEDING IN NEW YORK
  • ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULATED NATIONS SET TO BAN ALL MOTORCYCLES

Catch all the Details by Clicking Here.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Get ready for a comprehensive News on motorcycles, every Thursday, only on Bikernet.com

Click to Sign up for the Cantina Membership for eXclusive content.