Legislature(1995 - 1996)

05/11/1995 04:26 PM JUD

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              HB  48 MOTORCYCLE HELMET STANDARDS                              
 REPRESENTATIVE BRICE, sponsor of the measure, clarifies current               
 state policy and brings statutes into conformance with current                
 enforcement policies.                                                         
 MIKE LESSMEIER, representing State Farm Insurance Company,                    
 commented State Farm is in favor of mandatory motorcycle helmet               
 laws.  A 1992 study, published in the Journal of the American                
 Medical Association, indicates that statewide motorcycle fatalities          
 in California decreased by 37 1/2 percent the year after that state           
 adopted a mandatory motorcycle helmet law.                                    
 SENATOR TAYLOR noted mandating motorcyclists to wear helmets would            
 require a separate bill as the title of HB 48 is too narrow.                  
 SENATOR ADAMS moved CSHB 48(JUD) out of committee with individual             
 recommendations.  There being no objection, the motion carried.               

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