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Georgia Lawmakers Propose Taxing, Licensing Bicyclists

Three Hall County legislators will hold a meeting Monday night at the Hall County Government Center to discuss proposed legislation that calls for registration and licensing of bicycles used on Georgia roadways.

Gainesville State Rep. Carl Rogers said he placed House Bill 689 in the "hopper" at the end of the 2013 legislative session, knowing that the measure would be up for consideration in 2014. Fellow Republicans Lee Hawkins and Emory Dunahoo are co-sponsors of the bill.

In essence, the measure calls for paid registration and licensing for bicycles that would be operated on streets that also are used by motor vehicles. Rogers said the legislation would change some operating rules for cyclists, as well.

(Hat tip to Jon)

Source: AccessNorthGa. Read full article. (link)

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  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    Well, that's certainly going to help battle the "Obesity Epidemic".

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    Yes, and help the poor as well, who often find themselves using bicycles.

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