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Helmets In Nc - Meeting This Month

Discussion in 'North Carolina' started by Tony Gore, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Tony Gore

    Tony Gore Elio Enthusiast

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    Sounds like they have the 5 remaining states that require helmets all lined up to look at changing the law for Elio drivers. Just updated today on the Elio blogs:

    Full Blog source here: http://blog.eliomotors.com/progress-continues-legislative-update-helmets-101714/
     
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    Cool! Sounds like THAT little hurdle is getting cleared out of the way right on schedule. I can't see how any legislative body could actually go on record saying people need to wear a helmet in an enclosed cabin. They would just come off looking stupid or like theey are promoting some hidden adgenda.
     
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    does anyone have a sample support letter that presents the info that would help EM get the helmet and motorcycle license exceptions

    Jim
     
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    It seems like there is one but I don't remember who or where. I will have to think about it because it was not recent. :-) Z
     
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    10-4 ... it would help if you can find it

    Jim
     
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  6. Tony Gore

    Tony Gore Elio Enthusiast

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    In North Caroiina, here is the website for Representative John Torbett:

    http://www.johntorbett.com/contact.htm

    It would be great if we had the proper name for the legislative law/bill that we are asking them to support, and if Elio had a sample format to show how to word your letter to the representative.
     
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    I emailed the Nebraska senator who is sponsoring the bill this morning. Hope to hear back from him next week.
     
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    AMEN .... I'll be happy to get some emails on the way and it would sure help to know how to have the best impact

    Jim
     
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    "Having a dedicated team working with strong sponsors and a compelling argument have made this process go amazingly well. We expect each of these to get to the floor this session and for these states to move away from the current laws for the Elio. The message is still clear and concise: three airbags, full reinforced steel roll cage, anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control in an enclosed cabin. The Elio safety management system is similar to many vehicles on the road today and we are helping these few states understand that the Elio is in a different category, but very safe. "
     
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    UPDATED: Bill has not been introduced yet in NC. See my other post here:
    http://www.elioowners.com/threads/helmets-in-nc-meeting-this-month.4163/page-2#post-58842


    Okay, I think I may have found our bill on the North Carolina General Assembly website, after a bit of searching. I believe it is the bill "H109 - Motorcycle Helmet Law/Study". Here is Representative John Torbett's link along with other bills he sponsors etc:

    http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=606

    Bills he sponsors:

    http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/lastaction/lastaction.pl?Biennium=2013&SessionNumber=2

    And the House Bill H109:

    http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=H109

    This has to be it, right? It is the only bill I see that specifically has wording relating to possible exemptions. From Edition 3 of the bill:

    Full Document link HB109V3: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H109v3.pdf


    EDIT: It is also noted that they are meeting later this month with Senator Warren Daniel staff. Here is his information page from the NCGA site:

    http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=S&nUserID=295
     
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