How does the Charlotte CBA affect legislation?
Charlotte CBA works with law makers at the state level to introduce legislation that will help protect all riders in the state of North Carolina. Not only do we work with legislators on safety matters, we also lobby and advocate for legislation that gives motorcycle enthusiasts more freedoms. Read more about our activities here.
2020 is a Short Session, only Bills that concern the state budget can be introduced. We are preparing our legislative objectives for the 2021 Long Session.
The Charlotte CBA regularly celebrates wins for our riding community at the state level. We are proud of our accomplishments and take pride in knowing motorcyclists in the state of North Carolina are well represented.
Right-of-Way Protection for Motorcyclists
No More Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints
More Protection from Drunk Drivers
CBA/ABATE successfully supported the enactment of two bills that provide motorcyclists with more protection against drunk drivers. Senate Bill 16, enacted as SL2011-16, expanding the authority of law enforcement officers to acquire blood samples from any person criminally charged in any case involving death by vehicle that is alcohol related. The second bill – House Bill 49, enacted as SL2011-191 – mandates active jail time for DWI offenders with three or more grossly aggravating factors and provides for enhanced monetary penalties and permanent revocation of the convicted person’s drivers license.