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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By tod701
Hint: Washington State does not have a DMV. ...

Hint: Washington State does not have a DMV.

Privately owned Department of Licensing sub-agencies do many of the vehicle titling and registration functions.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By tod701
No it does not. It provides non-legally...

No it does not.

It provides non-legally binding advice that is based on DoL staff interpretation of the actual laws.
I work directly with them during the implementation phase and in no way are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
When in doubt, vote them out!

When in doubt, vote them out!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Benton is OK, but the version he voted for is so...

Benton is OK, but the version he voted for is so watered down that the prime supporters want it amended or if not, to die a quiet death in committee.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Not only does their boss like money, the WSP does...

Not only does their boss like money, the WSP does not like the concept of lane splitting.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
That concept works with issues that have wide...

That concept works with issues that have wide interest.

On issues that only impact a small minority, it can be the opposite.
Once you pass something, if you come back with changes during the next...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,667
Posted By tod701
I've alerted the AMA. They have successfully...

I've alerted the AMA.
They have successfully worked this issue in other states.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
They are a direct reflection of the people that...

They are a direct reflection of the people that get them elected.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By tod701
HB5205 was passed by the House Environment...

HB5205 was passed by the House Environment Committee today.
The last stop before it can go to the House floor for a vote is House Rules Committee.

Their email addresses:

Frank.Chopp@leg.wa.gov...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By tod701
Dammit :1drink

Dammit :1drink
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By tod701
How did they fulfill the legal requirement to...

How did they fulfill the legal requirement to test the brakes?

Did they test the lights with the bike at idle to confirm that the work in all traffic conditions?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By tod701
SB5228 is dead, but a similar bill HB2181 is...

SB5228 is dead, but a similar bill HB2181 is still in play.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,212
Posted By tod701
If FMVSS compliance is required, then it is much...

If FMVSS compliance is required, then it is much more than emissions.

49CFR571 Standard numbers 106, 108, 111, 116, 119, 120, 122, 123, 205 and 218 are the ones applicable to motorcycles.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,212
Posted By tod701
Not really. The Washington State conversion...

Not really.

The Washington State conversion law does not require compliance with the federal standards except when the federal law requires it.

Pursuant to 49USC30112 FMVSS compliance is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,212
Posted By tod701
Item 4 references Federal Motor Vehicle Safety...

Item 4 references Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

If those are adopted, then it is likely that nobody except an OEM will have the capability to demonstrate compliance.

Follow link...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,212
Posted By tod701
Incorrect. Please review (4)

Incorrect.

Please review (4)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,212
Posted By tod701
Demonstrating compliance with FMVSS (49CFR571) is...

Demonstrating compliance with FMVSS (49CFR571) is well beyond the ability of any mechanic.

Even most engineers in the industry would struggle, it might not even be possible for quads / SxS.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By tod701
SB5205 has now been assigned to the House...

SB5205 has now been assigned to the House Environment Committee.

Last year they passed a nearly identical bill.

If you support SB5205, ask them to support it too.


Joe.Fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-06-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Yes . . . .if a viable path forward is...

Yes . . . .if a viable path forward is identified.
I'll be working with the guys taking the lead on this.

If there is a specific proposal that has a chance of getting traction, I'll light you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-06-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
It was this amendment or die before it got out of...

It was this amendment or die before it got out of the Senate.

Many Senators need more education on the topic and some will always be against it, so it's a tough sell.

The guys working the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Correct. As stated in post 89.

Correct.

As stated in post 89.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
I spoke too quick, an amended version was passed....

I spoke too quick, an amended version was passed.

It is now basically limited to freeways, riding to the left side of the left lane.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By tod701
Passed by the full Senate 49 to 0 today. ...

Passed by the full Senate 49 to 0 today.

Now it goes to House of Representatives.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Passed by the full Senate 35 to 14 today. Now...

Passed by the full Senate 35 to 14 today.
Now it goes to House of Representatives.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By tod701
SB5205 has been moved out of the Senate Rules...

SB5205 has been moved out of the Senate Rules Committee and it is now eligible to be brought up for a vote of the full Senate.

If you support this bill, please ask your Senator to vote YES on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Rules committee moved the bill out yesterday. ...

Rules committee moved the bill out yesterday.
It is now eligible to be brought up for a vote of the full Senate.

It now time to target your own State Senator.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Rules Committee does not use a standard vote to...

Rules Committee does not use a standard vote to move bills.
The process is a bit more complicated.

http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/RULE/Pages/RulesShorthandGuide.aspx
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
It needs to be passed by the full Senate by...

It needs to be passed by the full Senate by 11-March or its cooked for this year.

If we get passed that hurdle, then it is off to the same House Transportation Committee that killed the House...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Senate Rules Committee moved it out today and it...

Senate Rules Committee moved it out today and it is now eligible to be brought up for a vote of the full Senate.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
That is why it takes a disproportionately larger...

That is why it takes a disproportionately larger effort for those of us working to change motorcycle related laws for the better.

All riders are tarred with the same brush and irrational...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By tod701
Thumbs down Missed yesterday's cutoff to move out of...

Missed yesterday's cutoff to move out of committee, so it is likely dead for this year. :cry:rofl

(thanks to Senator Andy Hill for his refusal to allow a Ways & Means Committee hearing after it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Email addresses for members of the Senate Rules...

Email addresses for members of the Senate Rules Committee: :deal

Brad.Owen@leg.wa.gov
Pam.Roach@leg.wa.gov
Barbara.Bailey@leg.wa.gov
Don.Benton@leg.wa.gov
Andy.Billig@leg.wa.gov...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
The substitute version of the Senate bill, SB5623...

The substitute version of the Senate bill, SB5623 was passed by the Senate Transportation Committee yesterday.

It now moves to the Senate Rules Committee.

The substitute lowers the max...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By tod701
Or call and ask his staff to give him a message. ...

Or call and ask his staff to give him a message.

"Give SB5627 a hearing"

360.786.7672
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-24-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By tod701
Still time to contact Senator Hill. SB5627...

Still time to contact Senator Hill.
SB5627 needs a hearing this week or it dies.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-23-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Larry Walker, the lobbyist for the Washington...

Larry Walker, the lobbyist for the Washington Road Riders association is leading up this effort.
Christopher King, an attorney in Renton is also actively involved.

The problems with initiatives...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By tod701
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1...

http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1160&year=2015

Thanks to guys like you that don’t like litter, HB1160 was passed by the House Environment Committee.

Unfortunately political...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-21-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
Yeah I know, I just wanted to remind folks that...

Yeah I know, I just wanted to remind folks that the party has it's own "upper management".
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-20-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,971
Posted By tod701
:deal

:deal
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