ABATE of SC A reminder - protect yourself on the road

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:02
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This short video shows a simple change to your insurance, that could make a huge difference if you're hit. We've shown it before, but it bears repeating. I've increased my coverage as a result of watching this, and you should too! Don't wait, do it today.

~ Fred

H.3231 to be heard in the full House on Tuesday

Sunday, 02 February 2014 18:49
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H3231 the access bill will be heard by he full house at noon on Tuesday 4 Feb. We are meeting  at 11AM at "Tin Roof", directly behind the IHOP on Assembly.  Tin Roof is actually on Senate St, but it is next door to IHOP. They have a fenced parking lot and we have permission to leave our vehicles there while we are in the statehouse. Help us fill the gallery if you can.

As usual, I would ask that you don't drink before we visit the statehouse. Afterward is a different story indeed.


Bill H.3231 (Equal Access) passes the full committee in the house!

Friday, 31 January 2014 09:38
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F.A.Q. #1 video and PDF

Saturday, 25 January 2014 19:41
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Just finished this latest video. For many of my friends that wonder what ABATE is this covers the many misconceptions. For those who already know about ABATE please send it to others who may not.

--- Ralph

Download this file (ABATE FAQ.pdf)ABATE FAQ.pdf[Frequently Asked Questions for ABATE of South Carolina]320 Kb

Motorcycle helmet bill filed by Charleston, Georgetown state representatives - The Post and Courier

Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:35
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They're so "concerned" about us, they want to regulate if we wear a hat...

COLUMBIA - An increase in motorcycle-related fatalities has driven three state representatives to file a bill that would require all riders wear helmets.

House Bill 4500 was filed Wednesday by Reps. Wendell Gilliard, Carl Anderson, and J. Seth Whipper, D-North Charleston. Gilliard and Anderson said it's time Palmetto State residents consider such a measure because state roads are getting crowded...

[Read the full article here]

H3231 Call to Action Update on Time

Sunday, 19 January 2014 09:20
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We were originally told that the committee hearing for  H3231 (Equal Access Bill) would be at 3 PM on Tuesday 21 January. We now have a copy of the official agenda for the committee, and it says 3 PM,  OR 1.5 hours after the House adjourns. That means the hearing could be later, or EARLIER than 3 PM. Based on that information, several of us have decided to meet for lunch at the IHOP on Assembly at noon,  and track the proceedings in the house on line. If you would like to meet us there, please feel free to do so.  I am sure that some have already planned their day around meeting at Strom's statue between 2:15 and 2:30.  Regardless of the meeting status, I will meet you there at that time.

We will also deliver copies of the ABATESC news letter to the house, and senate offices while we are waiting. We need help with that.

See you Tuesday.



Helmet Law Introduced

Friday, 17 January 2014 11:04
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On 15 January 2014, an all rider helmet law was introduced in the South Carolina statehouse! H4500 was introduced by Representatives Carl Anderson, Dist. 103 (Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties, Wendell Gilliard Dist 111, Charleston, and Seth Whipper Dist.113, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. The bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Education and Public Works. None of the primary sponsors are members of that committee.

Because of the deadline to get the newsletter published this information will be a couple of weeks old when you see it. There will be more to follow on this, I am sure. If possible, we will keep you up to date on the website. Chapter, and area coordinators whose email addresses I have will be updated as soon as I have more to put out.

I urge you to contact your member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and POLITELY let him or her know your feelings on this bill.



New Sponsor Coordinator - Mandy Jones

Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:16
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Be sure to welcome Mandy Jones as the new Sponsor Coordinator, and thank her for stepping up for the members of ABATE of SC.

Mandy Jones

Updated Membership Applications

Saturday, 11 January 2014 13:29
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The latest versions of the Membership Application are posted online on abatesc.com here.

Website News Rollup

Saturday, 04 January 2014 22:04
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We just moved abatesc.com to a new web server, and so got behind on updates. Here's a summary:

"Boat Mike" Williford is the new CSRA Area Cooridinator.

Janet Woodberry is the new Membership Coordinator.

John "Izzy" Isadore is the new Midlands Area Coordinator.

Be sure to welcome and thank these fine folks for stepping up to serve you, the members of ABATE of SC.

Also welcome the new Richland Chapter in the Midlands, with Sheryl "Tekgyrl" Hudson as Chapter Coorinator.

More Articles...
New Sponsor - PBJ's Pub & Grill
Please welcome Mike Czepkiewicz as the new High Area Coordinator!
Damion "Demon" Larrabee ride, visitation and memorial service on Thursday, Sep 19
Workshop at the December legislative meeting, Sat. Dec. 7, 2013
A Test of Live Streaming the Board of Directors (BOD) meeting
Don't Text and Drive
New DMV rules on motorcycle beginner permit renewals
Barnwell Chapter now meets twice a month
WSPA Channel 7 motorcycle awareness TV segment with Bob Baxter from MAA and ABATE of SC.
Time almost up for MAA License Plate - call Senator Larry Grooms BEFORE Wednesday, May 1st

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