Georgia Lawmakers Pulling Bike Registration Bill After Public Ourtcry

Would have required license plates for bikes


GAINESVILLE, Ga.—Lawmakers backing the bicycle registration bill are pulling the bill after overwhelming outcry from bicyclists from all over Georgia.   

Cyclists and non-riders from all over Georgia packed the Hall County Government Center in Gainesville during a town hall meeting Monday night. An overwhelming majority of the speakers were against the proposed changes.

Under the proposed bill, a bicycle owner would be subject to a $100 fine and could face a misdemeanor if the bicycle is not registered with the state.  

(H/T Jon Lester)