Paul and Cam

Welcome to Rhode Island Motorcycle Association


President's message

Without RIMA there would not be a unified voice for motorcycle riders at the State House. Thank you to all of our members past and present for your support. Together we make a difference for safety education and legislation in R.I. We look forward to another 50 years of success.
In January the Legislative session started on 1/02/2024 at the State House, RIMA was there to greet our legislators. We have be looking at all Bills for good or bad that will effect Bikers here in Rhode Island until the session ends June 30 2024. Thanks to our Governor for keeping the sales tax trade in credit in the budget for2024. When you trade in a motorcycle for a new or used one the trade in price is credited off of the sales price for a substantial savings.
There have been several bills introduced this session. Motorcycle trade in tax for 2024, Also one that includes trucks along with motorcycles for the sales Tax credit. Lane splitting Bill was introduced also, All were sent to committees for consideration at a later date. RIMA will follow closely.
With our thanks to our Secretary Cam Bigelow for a great job on his weekly legislative research and reports that he has been doing to post on our sites. Now that Spring is here and hopefully the rain will let up so that we can all enjoy our riding
season too the fullest let the fun begin.
Our next Rima meeting is Tuesday 5/21/2024 at 7pm.
2 Legion way West Warwick RI
Ride safe Ride Free
Paul Bond
President/ RIMA

Legislative Message
Legislative Update # 14; Week 14.
April 7, 2024.
The next Assembly Session will take place on Mon April 8th.

We will monitor proceedings closely and update as needed.
This past week in review:
Introduced: (30) Bills. RIMA reviewed.

Status Changes: to Bills that RIMA has been monitoring:
-- H 7471 ("Passed" the House 3/21.
And was Referred to Senate on 4/3.)

NO further Committee Hearings Scheduled (at this time/date) for "HELD" House Bills: H 7368; H 7748 ===============================

This past week in review:
Introduced: (36) Bills. RIMA reviewed.

S - 2836 Motorcycle License Changes
- HELD on 4/3.
(Pending Introd of "SubA" Bill)
For ALL Other House + Senate Bills that RIMA is Monitoring:

NO Committee Hearings Scheduled at this time.
If questions about a Bill -- the Process, Bill Text, Response Procedures, etc., just contact me at:

Cam Bigelow
(401) 742 2560 (text = ok)
Other Notices and Comments

My wife Anita and I just wanted to say THANK YOU! to all of the RIMA Board Members and RIMA Members in attendance at last night's Meeting.

Your kindness and generosity are most deeply appreciated!
Cam + Anita Bigelow