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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 255

      Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging 
 collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law 
        enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 26, 2019

  Mr. Walberg (for himself, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Pocan, and Mr. Peterson) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
                            on the Judiciary

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                               RESOLUTION


 
      Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging 
 collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law 
        enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling.

Whereas motorcycle ridership has continued to increase over time with 
        registrations growing from 3,826,373 in 1997 to 8,600,936 in 2015;
Whereas, as of August 2016, the ongoing National Motorcycle Profiling Survey 
        2016, conducted by the Motorcycle Profiling Project, found that 
        approximately \1/2\ of the motorcyclists surveyed felt that they had 
        been profiled by law enforcement at least once;
Whereas motorcycle profiling means the illegal use of the fact that a person 
        rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle related apparel as a factor in 
        deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or 
        search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the 
        Constitution of the United States;
Whereas complaints surrounding motorcycle profiling have been cited in all 50 
        States;
Whereas nationwide protests to raise awareness and combat motorcycle profiling 
        have been held in multiple States;
Whereas in 2011, Washington signed into law legislation stating that the 
        criminal justice training commission shall ensure that issues related to 
        motorcycle profiling are addressed in basic law enforcement training and 
        offered to in-service law enforcement officers in conjunction with 
        existing training regarding profiling;
Whereas reported incidents of motorcycle profiling have dropped approximately 90 
        percent in the State of Washington since the 2011 legislation was signed 
        into law; and
Whereas in the spring of 2016, Maryland became the second State to pass a law 
        addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) promotes increased public awareness on the issue of 
        motorcycle profiling;
            (2) encourages collaboration and communication with the 
        motorcycle community and law enforcement to engage in efforts 
        to end motorcycle profiling; and
            (3) urges State law enforcement officials to include 
        statements condemning motorcycle profiling in written policies 
        and training materials.
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