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Cycle News 1972 11 11

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ELECTION TIME IS HEREI by Russ Sanford .... ELECTION DAY IS COMING en N ~ ,; ~ ~ ~ w d >U motorcycle headlight bill. There is no reason to believe that any of our legislators were not totally aware of the motorcyclist's desires on these subjects. AIso, we should keep in mind that our legislators were not being"pressured" to pass this legislation by anyone other than the automobile insurance industry, which was trying to reduce insurance pay-outs caused by negligent operators of automobiles. On November 7th, more than one-and-a-half million motorcyclists will be going to the polls to vote for repre.sentatives in the California State Assembly and Senate. The foUowin information is provided for the purpose -of helping you to decide who will best represent you in Sacramento. Don't make the mistake of condemning I a candidate on the basis of his voting record unless you know that he W'lll properly informed of your opinion, and still voted against your desires. Likewise, don't vote for a candidate without some assurance that he will support your interests, or, at the very least, be receptive to logical consultation. Recognizing that the voting records on two selected subjects are not an adequate measure, by themselves, we have queried each candidate for office to obtain his answers to seven seleCted questions, which are: 1. Are you in favor or providing mechanical park facilities and trail systems for off·road vehicles provided that ecological damages is minimized? 2. Are you in favor of allowing continued use of all' public lands of off-road vehicles except in those areas where significan t ecological damage would occur? 3. Are you in favor of laws which would mandate the wearing of helmets by motorcyclists? 4. Are you in favor of extending the provisions of mandatory No Fault There have been many issues this past year upon which we could examine the voting records of our legislators. However, in all fairness to them, we have selected only two issues to present here because we know that these subjects both aroused such interest, that each legislator received many communications from motorcyclists requesting a "NO" vote on both bills. These two issues are (1) the compulsory helmet bill, and (2) the mandatory Assembly Davis Hord Keene Antolini Solomon Greene MacLean Johnson Shaw Dunlap Hilyard Chappie Kennedy Bagley Moore Webber Powers Clark Z'berg Andersen Boatwi'igbt Boggess Vail Knox Neal Monagan Nickerson Bee Olson Crown Fong Pugh Meade Balen Miller Devlin Brown Irwin McCarthy Garriott Burton Graf Duffy Hayden Freier Foran Seeba Vasconcellos Fargher McAlister Helmets Headligh ts Inc. Oist. Party Com Fir Com FIr X l. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Browne Stearns Arnett Labson' Cooney Pap an Long Stack Slocum Stacey Gonzales Williams Nimmo Woods Thurman Simon Murphy Faitz Maddy , Brown Mobley Garrigus Wood Valadez Briggs Shipkey' MacG illivray Hart 1 X X X X X X X X 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 27, 27 28 28 29 29 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33 34 34 35 35 36 36 0 R 0 R P 0 R R 0 0 R R 0 R 0 P 0 R 0 R 0 R P 0 R R 0 0 R °/R 0 R 0 R 0 R 0 R 0 R 0 R R R 0 0 R 0 R 0 R P R 0 A 0 R A· P R 0 0 R P 0 R R 0 R 0 R D R D R 0 R 0 Insurance to motorcycles when insurance companies are quoting annual premiums ranging from $425 to $2400, depending upon the size of the motorcycle? 5. The Classroom Phase of Driver Education programs now includes motQrcycle safety education. Are you in favor of expanding the Driver Training program to include motorcycle operator safety training with parental consent? 6. Are you in favor of laws prohibiting the use of unmarked cables and chains as barriers to trails~ path, and roadways because they are difficult to see and cause many serious accidents and deaths by decapitation each year? 7. Would you be willing to introduce or co-author legislation in our behalf? ADDITIONAL AID VOTING RECORDS Y 1 2 3 4 Enclosed with this Newsletter, is a list of all candidates for se~ts in the Assembly and Senate. Candidates are listed by Assembly District and Senate District. If the candidate presen tly holds one of these seats, we have indicated an "X" under Incumbent (Inc.). We have also listed the party which the candidate represents: O ... Oemocrat R ... Republican I...Indpendent P...Peace and Freedom A...American Independent 5 6 7 Rating Y Y Y N N Y Y Y YY N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y * Y Y Y *' * Y Y U N Y Y A A Y N Y Y Y YYNNYYY YYNYYYY YYNUYYY* YYYYYYY * * N Y * Y N Y A N , N Y A Y Y Y Y A A A Y Y Y A A A A Y A Y N A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y A * Y Y * * * * N Y Y Y NNY Y Y N Y Y NN Y Y Y YU N Y Y Y Y * Y A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y * N N Y Y A N Y N N Y N N Y U Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y * Y Y Y * Y Y * Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y A Y Y Y Y y Y Y * Y Y Y .A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y , * You will also note that we have indicated how the incumbents voted on the helmet issue, both in Comntittee (Com) and on the Floor (Fir). N No Y ... Yes Ab ... Abstained A Absent We have indicated the same type of information for the headlight issue. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WANTED A "NO" VOTE FOR BOTH OF THESE ISSUES. Also, if your elected represen tative truly supports your interests, it is his duty and responsibility to be presen t for the voting. The fact. that he is absen t during the voting is usually indicative that he is trying to '"'duck the issue". The next seven columns reflect the answers of the candidates 'to the seven questions listed above. The numbers of the columns coinci<$e with the numbers of the questions. Y ... Yes N ... No U ... Undecided (Blank) ...No answer Base upon our experience with the incumbents and the answers received from the' candidates, we have indicated with an asterisk (*) in the Rating Column, the candidate which We feel will be most responsive to the needs of motorcycling and motorcyclists. This does not mean that the opponent is 'anti-motorcycle' only that he will probably be less responsive. MacDonald Conlan Collins Porter Kilpatrick Chel Bond Garcia Aguirre Ruiz Keysor Arklin Moretti Hayes Blumenthal Thorton Antonovich Allred Cullen Richardson Karabian Nolan Beverley Holloway Stephens Lanterman Ridenour Lyon " Alatorre King Myers Welte Axelrod Lancaster Montoya Miller Fenton Majowicz Wakefield Jackson Greene Collier Regnier Ralph Warren King Conrad Berman Howard Johnson Hahn Sieroty Solliday Take; Priolo Diamond Waxman Gillette Garris Russell Sutorius Dixon Mechtold BurreU Cline Gallagher Holoman , Knapp Gonsalves Underwood Townsend Rei. Thomas Boettcher COl'y_ Oannemeyer Swenson Burke Moshenko Badham X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 37 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 40 41 41 42 42 42 43 43 43 44 44 45 45 46 46 46 47 47 47 48 48 48 48 49 49 50 50 51 51 52 52 53 54 54 55 56 56 57 57 57 58 58 59 59 59 60 60 61 61 61 62 62 63 63 63 64 64 65 65 66 66 67 67 68 68 69 69 69 70 70 71 0 R A D R 0 R 0 R 1 0 R 0 R P D R P 0 R 0 R R 0 P R 0 A 0 R Y Y Y Y Y A , YY A Y A A Y Y Y A . NYXY* ,o' A A Y Y N N Y Y Y * Y U N N Y Y Y * Y Y N N Y Y Y * N A A A Y Y Y A * Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y * N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y YY Y Y /Ii. P 0 R 0 R' 0 R R 0 0 R 0 0 0 R R 0 P D R 0 R P R 0 0 R P R D D R P R 0 0 R 0 R D R 0 R 0 R A R 0 R Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y * Y Y Y t1 Y Y Y N' Y Y Y N N U Y Y A A A NY Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y * YYYYYYY A Y Y N Ab N * YYNNYYY N Y Y y * YYYNYYY* Y A YNUNYYY* Y N A N Y Y A Y N Y N Y Y Y A * * Y Y Y U Y Y Y N * "

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