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Bikers converge on Capitol

April 26, 2000
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau
Links: SB 610

Motorcyclists gathered at the Capitol today/Wednesday to support a bill that would repeal Missouri's helmet requirement. That bill passed out of a House committee this morning/yesterday morning. Aaron Cummins has the story from Jefferson City--

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"Motorcycle sound"

That's the sound of just a few of about 200 motorcycles that lined the sidewalks in front of the Capitol.

The bikers came to rally around a bill to let riders decide if they want to wear a helmet.

Rider Dave Bridwell says his support of the bill is simple.

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Contents: Bridwell says the reason is freedom. As an adult, everyone should have the right to decide on their own.

The bill has already gained approval from the Senate and now needs House support to head to the Governor's desk.

But, last year Carnahan vetoed a similar bill.

In Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.


A bill that would repeal Missouri's helmet requirement for motorcyclists is on its way to the House floor. Aaron Cummins has the story in Jefferson City--

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House Transportation Committee chairman Don Koller received that response from about 200 bikers who rallied for the bill in front of the Capitol.

The bill passed out of Koller's committee and now awaits approval from the entire House.

The bill would allow bikers to decide if they want to wear a helmet, but would require protective eyeglasses.

The Senate passed the bill earlier this month.

But, Governor Carnahan vetoed a similar legislation last year.

In Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.