H.R.1861: Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act

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Sponsor F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
Total Cosponsors 52 (10 Democrats, 42 Republicans)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action May 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act - Prohibits the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) from providing grants or funds to a state, county, town, or township, Indian tribe, municipal, or other local government for use in any program to check helmet usage or create checkpoints for a motorcycle driver or passenger.

Repeals the authority of the Secretary to make grants to states that have a law which makes it unlawful for any individual on an operating motorcycle to be without a motorcycle helmet.

Revises grant eligibility requirements to eliminate the requirement that states achieve a certain rate of compliance with such law.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
May 7, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.