State MRF Rep & Asst. LC
The midterm elections are upon us this fall. After the primary, it might behoove us to get a questionnaire to the candidates that are running for the House, Senate, and Governorship in Pennsylvania, asking them a few questions about where they stand on motorcycle issues. With that in mind, let's think about having every Chapter's Legislative Coordinator ask their Chapter members what issues they think is important for A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania to pursue next year. The present questionnaire has just three questions on it, and they are three good questions but, there may be some other things that members of A.B.A.T.E. of PA would like to pursue or get involved in.
Listed below is a list of possible issues. Please get back to us with the top 3 legislative issues sometime before the end of May. That would be great. Then we can get a questionnaire together for after the primaries being held, hopefully on May 17th.
Motorcycle Safety Program
Fully and Semi-Autonomous Vehicle (including platoon of commercial vehicles)
Protection of Vehicle Data Stored in Electronic Devices
Collection of Road Usage Tax
These are just some examples of motorcycle issues, if your chapter has some other Legislative issue that is important to them, please send it along. If each chapter can give just 3 issues their chapter is interested in to give to their district reps to be passed along.
Something that is done at every MRF “Meeting of the Minds” is all of the sustaining state motorcycle race organizations' leaders get together and pick out the most important issues that they would like worked on in the following year. We should maybe consider doing something like this at one of our Grand Board meetings or via zoom or some other kind of electronic meeting. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org