February 2016 Region 5 Newsletter

February 5th, 2016

Welcome to the February edition of the Region 5 newsletter.


Meeting Information for February

Friday, February 5th, 2015

Due to Super Bowl 50 falling on February 7th, the Butler-Clermont-Hamilton Counties' Region 5 meeting has been rescheduled. This meeting has been merged with Clinton County's Region 5 meeting on February 14th at American Legion Post 49 in Wilmington, Ohio.


Legislative Calls to Action for Kentucky - Bills to Support

Information from the Kentucky Motorcycle Association(KMA/KBA)

Senate Bill 126

AN ACT relating to autocycles.

Amend KRS 186.010 to define "autocycle" and to specify that an autocycle is a type of motor vehicle; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to outline the provisions for the operation of an autocycle on a highway; amend KRS 186.480 to prohibit the use of an autocycle for road skills testing purposes; amend KRS 190.010 to allow motorcycle dealers to sell autocycles.

This bill seeks to create a new category of vehicle so that our numbers in the motorcycle community are not distorted as well as address questions from the clerks, dealers and others as to what type of vehicle these are.


Senate Bill 102

AN ACT relating to parks and tourism.

Amend KRS 148.874 to allow motorized recreational vehicles such as ATVs on the Pine Mountain Trail; amend KRS 148.878 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 148 to allow motorized recreational vehicles such as ATVs on the portion of Pine Mountain Trail and any other trail within the Kentucky portion of Breaks Interstate Park.

This bill will help to expand the areas where dirt bike and ATVs can run legally here in the state.


House Bill 131

AN ACT relating to traffic control devices.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to require local governments that have installed speed bumps or speed humps on a roadway under its jurisdiction to denote the speed bumps or speed humps using a road sign or paint them so that they are clearly visible to persons traveling the roadway.

No more unmarked speed bumps and a busted fork tube or bent rim perhaps.


Monthly Meeting Info

Locations and times for the next Region 5 meetings

Next Region 5 meeting for Clinton County is 11AM, February 14th at American Legion Post 49 in Wilmington, Ohio.

Next Region 5 meeting for Butler-Clermont-Hamilton counties is 11AM, February 14th at American Legion Post 49 in Wilmington, Ohio. Meeting has been merged with Clinton County for February.