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posted September 22, 2010 10:11 AM        
National Call to Action alert on SB-435

CAll to Action!
  To veto California SB-435  Vehicles: pollution control devices California-September, 2010   ABATE of Washington - B.O.L.T.  Of Washington - Sons of Liberty Riders of Washington - B.O.L.T. Of Nevada have joined in issuing a National Call to Action regarding recently passed legislation, California SB-435. SB-435 has passed in the California legislature and the Governor has until September 30th to decide to sign it into law, veto the bill or do nothing in which case the bill becomes law. All motorcyclists in the USA are urged to call, email or fax California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to urge him to use his Power of Veto to stop this bill before the September 30, 2010 deadline.

Governor's Office
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone:
(916) 445-2841
Fax:       
(916) 558-3160
Email:   go to http://www.gov.ca.gov/interact#email 

Unchecked, this type of legislation will be spreading nation wide. Guised as a pollution control bill, it is actually a noise control bill and there are already laws in California dealing with noise.  This bill places an undue burden on motorcyclists, endangers the cottage industry of after market manufacturers as well as custom builders and hobbyists and does nothing to control emissions.   Visit www.boltusa.org for more information on the bill and the Call to Action and call, email or fax today. We must unite and tell Governor Schwarzenegger this bill is not wanted or needed. He has stated that he is remaining neutral until he hears from the public before the September 30th deadline. Please act on this request and post it on your social network pages and forward to friends.
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posted September 28, 2010 01:59 PM        
Jim Lombardo called the State Office at 7 p.m., this evening, to let us know that he just heard that Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 435, without comment. We will have a full update, in the next day or so, as soon as we get more information on what contributed to his decision to sign it.   

Carol Cromwell
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posted September 29, 2010 02:48 AM        
Gov signs bill to quiet hogs  
By ROBIN HINDERY Associated Press Writer Posted: 09/28/2010
07:47:10 PM

 SACRAMENTO, Calif.—More than 60 years after theHells Angels first revved their engines in a steel town east of Los Angeles, California is reining inmotorcycle enthusiasts with new legislation aimed at quieting the deafening roar of modified rides. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, an avid motorcyclist,signed a bill Tuesday that targets motorcyclists whoremove federally mandated, factory-installed emission control devices and replace them withcustom, aftermarket parts. Those modifications often make bikes louder and increase their emissions. The new law will make it a crime to operate a motorcycle manufactured after Jan. 1, 2013, thatdoes not meet federal noise-emission control standards. Motorcyclists whose vehicles lack the proper U.S.Environmental Protection Agency label will face finesof up to $100 for first-time violations, and up to$250 for subsequent infractions. The initial ticket can be voided if the individual makes the required corrections. "Basic common sense and decency dictates that when a motorcycle drives by and sets off every car alarm on the street, that is too loud," said Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, the author of SB435. She called the noise problem a quality-of-life issue. In a statement Tuesday, Pavley praised the governor,who owns multiple motorcycles, for acting to put astop to what she described as "a few bad apples on our roads." But many bikers say the law adds an unnecessary layer of government bureaucracy, and that the state's existing laws todeal with motorcycle noise and illegal mufflersalready keep the problem largely under control. Pavley disagrees, and says the legislation willprovide a uniform statute that gives state and local law enforcement officers the ability to write citations. The first Hells Angels motorcycle club was foundedin 1948 in Fontana, in San Bernardino County.Today, California is home to more than 10 percentof the country's registered motorcycles, accordingto the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The state implemented a motorcycle helmet law in 1992 over the strong objections of the biker community.
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