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I don't know how many readers here belong to the AMA or other
motorcycle advocate groups, but I thought I'd post this to help
disseminate a potential major loss of rights.

The American Motorcyclist Association has expressed its outrage over a
proposed law in California that could force some motorcyclists to be organ
donors against their wishes.

The proposal is an amendment to Assembly Bill 1200. The original proposal
would allow adults 18 and older to decide whether to wear a helmet when
riding a motorcycle. The amended version states that those who chose not
to wear a helmet "is deemed to have consented to the making of an
anatomical gift under this act."

AMA Western States Representative Nick Haris said
"Riders who wish to donate their organs should be under no undue
pressure to do so," and "This provision makes a mockery of the spirit and
kindness of voluntary organ donation."

Assemblyman John Longville (D-San Bernardino) amended the bill to
require motorcyclists who wish to ride without a helmet to be organ donors.

To express your opposition to the amendment, go to the California section
of StateWatch at the Rapid Response Center at to
send an e-mail. Or you can send a letter to: Assemblyman John Longville,
State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0062.

A New Mexico lawmaker introduced similar legislation last year and quickly
withdrew the proposal after the AMA mustered opposition to the bill from
motorcyclists around the nation.

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organ donor

ill donate when they find a doctor that will insstall my parts free !!! why donate for free when a doctor will get a new mercedes for putting the part in ? why not pay my family the going price for my parts ?

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Actually, you can credit the New Mexico assembly for this one. It's an almost copy of an attempted bill that was introduced last year. It failed as I'm sure the California version will. It's a 'tagger' amendment that is set in place to ensure a larger bill will not pass.

Typical government BS... but don't blame California.
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