May 1st all ABATE $25 memberships were due! Those that don’t renew will eventually lose their membership and be removed from our contact list. Please help support motorcycle rights by renewing your membership today. You can pay on line by going to our website abatennv.org or mailing your check to ABATE P.O. Box 1566 Elko, NV 89803 or give your $25 dues to me, Deb Bonetti or Gary Mack.
Nevada’s 2015 legislative session is over. Even though we did not get the helmet law changed we did accomplish some important changes. Assembly Bill 422 and Senate Bill 142 have both been signed by the Nevada Governor and are now law.
Prior to the passing of this law it was prohibited to drive a motorcycle or moped equipped with handlebars which extended above the driver’s shoulders. This bill provides that handlebars may extend not more than 6 inches above the driver’s shoulders.
This bill was originally written to allow adults helmet freedom of choice. S.B. 142 could not get enough votes to pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee so it was amended to address the definition of a three wheeler and to protect the Riders Education Program funds. S.B.142 reads: “Trimobile” means every motor vehicle designed to travel with three wheels in contact with the ground, at least one of which is power driven. The term does not include a motorcycle sidecar.
The money in the account for the Program of Education of Motorcycle Riders may only be used to pay the expenses of the Program. Any money remaining in the account for the Program for the Education of Motorcycle Riders at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the State General fund; and the balance of the account must be carried forward to the next fiscal year.
Jiggs Nevada is the location of our annual July 17-18th ABATE Run and Rodeo! The public is always welcome to this event; we will kick off the event Friday evening with a jam session. So if you’re one of those closet musicians, step out and bring your instrument down for some good old local foot stomping fun. There is a large lawn area for overnight camping so bring your sleeping bags. A $25 registration fee Saturday will get you into rodeo games, auction, tent camping, motor-home or trailer parking and the live band Whisky and Wine Saturday evening.
ABATE members Kenna and Jeff bought the Spring Inn Bar and ABATE is always welcome.
ABATE Website Upgrade: ABATE member Gary Mack and I continue to work with Roger Leeper in upgrading our ABATE website. Visit our new site and let us know what you think! abatennv.org
All Membership Dues will be due on the same date, May 1st every year starting May 1st 2015. You will receive reminders to pay your dues, after a couple of reminders if your dues are not paid your membership will expire and you will be removed from the ABATE membership list. Non-members will no longer receive ABATE correspondence regarding MRF updates, runs, events, Presidents Message, State or National activities.
Monthly Meetings: 6:00 pm the second Thursday of each month at Ruby Mtn. Pizza in Spring Creek next to ACE Hardware. Please try to attend; it’s concerning when only a couple people show up. You will be notified if there is a change of time/location.
John Bland – President, ABATE of Northern NV & MRF State Rep.