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2009 House Bill 4747: Repeal motorcycle helmet mandate
Introduced by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on March 31, 2009
To repeal the mandatory motorcycle helmet requirement. The bill does not impose any conditions or fees on an individual’s choice to ride without a helmet.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on March 31, 2009
Reported in the House on March 24, 2010
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on March 25, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 25, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Green (R) on March 25, 2010
To require a rider not wearing a helmet to carry extra insurance specified in the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 25, 2010
Amendment offered in the House on March 25, 2010
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4138, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4138 would require motorcyclists who ride without a helmet to purchase the unlimited personal injury protection (PIP) required for other vehicle owners under the state no-fault automobile insurance law.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 25, 2010
To repeal the mandatory motorcycle helmet requirement for riders age 21 and above who carry extra insurance covering the costs of a rider's injuries.
Received in the Senate on April 14, 2010
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on April 14, 2010

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