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President's Message:

7/3/2020

We at Rima would like to thank everyone who attended our Memorial Day run to the Veterans Cemetery to Honor our Veterans and there Families.
This July fourth celebration will be much different than ever before. We hope that all of our family and friends will make the best of it. I plan on taking a nice long Ride in order to stay somewhat sane.
Since the virus is going to be with us for most of this year,Events that are still happening are few and far between.
We still need to look at safety as a top priority. As I ride around the state I find that drivers are less attentive now than ever before.
Also the road construction has been at an all time high for the entire state. With the delays and the roads under construction our safety is in our hands.
As far as the legislative agenda is concerned the Budget is the top priority at the Statehouse. All of the legislation that Rima testified on and was concerned with is on hold.
Thanks to our secretary Cam Bigelow who is on top of the agenda for existing and pending bills. Cam keeps a close eye on legislation so that nothing is missed, A Job well done.
Any Legislation that should come up that needs our attention we will keep everyone informed and ask for your help as needed.
Our next meeting will be at 7pm July 21 2020 at the Us Vets MC clubhouse. 29 Armento street Johnston RI. At this time Silvio's Restaurant is not available. At a latter Date we will be back with Silvio.
Thank You to all of our members, family and friends for all of your support during the year.

Ride Safe- Ride Free
Paul Bond
President

Legislative Message:

7/03/20
All legislation that was pending is still pending. With the State House on a limited agenda the budget will be top priority.
Cam Bigelow Our Secretary is keeping up with day to day updates.When the State House opens again Committee hearings will look at pending Bills, and Testimony will be heard by e mail and read into the minutes and considered. Rima will send our testimony on all Bills that concern us.
As the session starts again the Budget will be the top priority on the agenda.Many of the bills that were pending may not come out of committee at first. Some may not come out at all. Should bills that concern us be herd our Secretary Cam Bigelow with his diligence will keep us informed.
The following are some of the issues we are involved in.
A Helmet Bill for everyone to wear a helmet was introduced on 2/27/20. Bill S2700. With no hearing set at this time we can make a difference to the outcome by contacting the Judiciary committee ASAP. Without your input at the Statehouse my testimony will be less effective.
Lets work together to keep freedom of choice for helmets instead of having mandatory regulations put upon us.
Rima is working closely with Ridot, CCRI, and Our legislators to introduce a bill for a Tryke license. There is no course available in RI. at this time. We are looking at changing this problem for all who want to or need to ride a 3 wheeled motorcycle. The Bill is in on the Democratic side[BILL H7353].The Bill is in committee with a hearing date of 3/03/20. After testimony in the House and The Senate both were held in committee.
RIMA is also working on the Trade in credit for motorcycles in R.I. At this time there is no credit for a trade in, as far as sales tax is concerned you pay on the sales price.
Bill 7373 was put in for the tax trade in credit but it also included credit for trucks under 8100 lbs.This bill is on the Democratic side and in committee not scheduled for a Hearing yet.A bill will be put in on the Senate side for motorcycles sales tax credit only on bikes not including tru
Rima Has a Petition for the Trade in tax on line at our web sight that we urge everyone to sign. The more signatures that we can bring to the Statehouse the better the chances are that we can be successful.
You can only sign once, If you have already signed a paper Petition than do not sign the one on line.
The parking bill for motorcycles at the state house is being looked into, The old bill needed to be reviewed every 5 years and it is up.
Bill H-7212 A bill relating to Motor Vehicle Lighting. This Bill would limit illumination of Car and motorcycle stock headlights to what was stock at the time of manufacture.After Talking to the sponsor we worked out that all stock motorcycle headlights can be updated to the present standards of the day.
During my testimony the updated standard was now part of the change that we agreed to. The bill is now in committee being held for further study. We will keep everyone updated.
The final Bill that was entered is H7758 Lane Splitting for motorcycles.There is no hearing date set.
With the State House concentrating on the Budget at first we expect no movement on the Bills that are pending. Should there be any changes we will notify everyone with updates as we find out.

Paul Bond
President

Membership Message:

ATTENTION MEMBERS!

Did you know you get a variety of Benefits just by being a RIMA Member?

RIMA Member Benefits:

* Member-to-Member Discount Program: Get discounts at Member Businesses
* Free Postings on the RIMA Online Member Classifieds
* Complimentary AIL Death and Dismemberment Insurance: Pays $4,000 for accidental death and up to $2,000 for accidental dismemberment
* Get RIMA E-Mail News and Action Alerts: Stay up to date on motorcycle news including legislation, safety, and education.
* Access to the RIMA Event Calendar: Post your charitable event for free on the RIMA website or in the bi-monthly newsletter. Also, don't miss out on big events! The RIMA bi-monthly newsletter events calendar has exclusive listings.
*** Your Annual Membership Dues Provide Funding that Keeps RIMA Running and Supports our Dedicated Lobbyists that Fight for Your Rights and Freedom in the RI State House.

To get full details on these benefits, just log into your account and read all the info on the Members Page,

Thanks for Your Support
Bob Camara Sr
Membership Director and Vice President

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