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Congress to Hold Hearing on OHV Lead Law

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association
On February 17, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, will hold a hearing entitled, "A Review of CPSIA and CPSC Resources." The hearing will examine the unintended consequences of recent consumer product safety laws on creators of American jobs including small businesses and thrift stores. It will also review the impact of the recent legislation on Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) resources and its ability to protect consumers.

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) supports Congress' effort to address the lead ban issue for youth-sized motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), but is still concerned with how Congress may amend the language of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008. To view AMA's letter to the Subcommittee, click here.

Here's what the AMA needs you to do: Contact your Representative and let them know that you encourage his or her efforts to establish an exclusion for youth motorized vehicles. Ask your Representative to support H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act of 2011, which will exempt youth-sized motorcycles and ATVs from the lead content limits in the CPSIA.

Contacting your Member of Congress on this issue is fast and simple. You can find their contact information by going to Issues and Legislation > Rights at AmericanMotorcyclist.com, and entering your zip code on the right side. Also, a pre-written letter has been provided for you to send immediately by following the "Take Action" option and entering your information. You can also call your Representative by clicking here.

More information on the CPSIA, H.R. 412, and what the AMA has been doing to fight the ban on youth-sized motorcycles and ATVs can be found by clicking here.

If you are interested in circulating a petition to change the Lead L aw, please e-mail the AMA's Grassroots Team at grassroots@ama-cycle.org. In the e-mail subject line please note: Lead Law Petition.

For information on how to request a Kids Just Want to Ride decal, click here. Thank you for your efforts to help let kids ride.

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