Summary: This bill provides statutory authority for the establishment of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council whose duties are to advise the Department of Transportation on transportation issues of concern to motorcyclists, including (1) barrier design; (2) road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and (3) the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies. (Cosponsors)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 03/04/20.
STATUS: Introduced 11/21/19 by Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “Motorcycle registration is at an all-time high, but this increasing popularity has brought with it increasing risks, such as fatal accidents,” said Rep. Gallagher.“Motorcycles require specific – and in some cases different – requirements of roads, and we need an open dialogue between the motorcycle community, infrastructure experts, and the federal government to discuss these challenges. Few states know motorcycles better than Wisconsin, and this bill ensures we can find ways to allow more growth in this industry and make Wisconsin roads more safe. (Source: Rep. Gallagher, Press Release, 11/21/19)
Link to the text of the bill.
Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.
Link to bill information on GovTrack.