Motorcycle Legislative Update

posted on Wednesday February 11th, 2015

We are now half way through the legislative session.  Today is the first day of crossover at the Virginia General Assembly.  That means that the Senate may only consider bills (other than the budget bill) that have passed out of the House of Delegates, and the House may only consider those (again, other than the Learn More

Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Update

posted on Tuesday February 3rd, 2015

HB 1700 was heard in sub-committee this morning.  The bill, as of this morning, did two things.  It allowed motorcyclists to add LED type auxiliary lights to their motorcycles in order to increase visibility.  It also eliminated the five second limitation on the amount of time that a motorcycle brake light may modulate. For several Learn More

Update on SB 836 – Riding on Motorcycles

posted on Thursday January 29th, 2015

SB 836 came out of the Senate Transportation Committee yesterday on a 14-1 vote. Senator Ralph Smith from Roanoke was the only no vote. Unfortunately the committee rejected our substitute language, fearing that our language was too broad.  Our language would have simply allowed a rider to stand on the foot rests so long as Learn More

Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Goes to Sub-Committee

posted on Wednesday January 28th, 2015

Our Auxiliary light bill, HB 1700, is scheduled to be heard this Monday (February 2nd) before the House Transportation Sub-committee chaired by Delegate Scott Garrett.  This bill would allow motorcyclists to utilize auxiliary lighting, such as LED lighting, in order to be more visible at night.  It also removes the five second limit on the Learn More

Lobby Day & Legislation Concerning Motorcycles

posted on Wednesday January 21st, 2015

This year’s Virginia Motorcycle Lobby Day was another success.  We had an unofficial count of 110 motorcyclists who came to the Sunday informational session where we discussed this year’s legislation that affects Virginia motorcyclists.  The next day we spoke to our legislators at the General Assembly Building about the legislation.  I have already received feedback Learn More

Auxiliary Motorcycle Lighting in Virginia

posted on Thursday January 15th, 2015

The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) is pleased to announce that our bill to allow auxiliary lighting on motorcycles has been filed and officially has a bill number.  It is House Bill 1700 (HB1700).  The bill also eliminates the five second limit on the time that a motorcycle brake light may modulate.  You may follow Learn More

VCOM Director Jim Cannon is Running for the House of Delegates

posted on Monday December 1st, 2014

As many of you know, VCOM’s own Jim Cannon is stepping into the political arena and running for the open seat in 63rd District of the Virginia House of Delegates.  This would not only give us another motorcycle friendly legislator in Virginia, it would give us another actual rider. Last week speaker Howell set the Learn More

Motorcycles, Tolls & Transponders on NOVA’s HOV/HOT Lanes

posted on Wednesday November 19th, 2014

As the unveiling of the newest HOV/HOT lanes in Northern Virginia has drawn closer, there has been much consternation among motorcyclists about whether the Commonwealth is going to require motorcycles to be equipped with an E-Z Pass transponder in order to use the lanes. On these HOV/HOT express lanes, E-Z Pass transponders automatically deduct tolls Learn More

Motorcycle Lobby Day 2015

posted on Friday November 14th, 2014

The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists and Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group would like to invite all interested motorcyclists to attend this year’s Motorcycle Lobby Day.  This year it will be held on Monday January 19, 2015.  This is a holiday, so many people are off.  That morning, Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists lobbyists, as well as Learn More

Report from the Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable

posted on Wednesday September 10th, 2014

On Sunday August 31, 2014, the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists held its annual Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable. Despite being the Sunday before Labor Day, over thirty interested motorcyclists gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Richmond to discuss issues important to Virginia Motorcyclists. We identified issues which we want to pursue in 2015 and formulated strategies Learn More