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  1. Tonik

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Go here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislators/find-my-legislators and find your Rep and Senator. Copy and past the below in. Yea, I know I caved on the earphone issue. But if we go for that at the same time we will lose on both. One thing at a time. Hello, I would like to discuss with you a needed change to Ohio law, specifically ORC 4511.84 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.84 This law prohibits the use of earphones and earplugs while riding a motorcycle. While prohibiting earphones may make sense, the prohibition on earplugs does not. This law is antiquated and does not account for the medical community’s better understanding of hearing loss and it’s causes. In fact the Ohio BMV handbook for new motorcycle riders says: “Long-term exposure to engine and wind noise can cause permanent hearing damage, even if you have a quiet motorcycle and wear a full-face helmet. Whether you choose disposable foam plugs or reusable custom-molded devices, properly worn hearing protection reduces noise, while allowing you to hear important sounds like car horns and sirens.” I have a quiet motorcycle, and I wear a full face helmet. When I don’t wear ear plugs I can clearly tell my hearing has been impacted after a day of riding. They ring and buzz, just like being at a loud concert. Yes, I ignore the law and wear ear plugs as do a great many other riders I know. One of whom just got a $95 dollar ticket for doing so. I can assure you I can hear sirens and horns. Ear plugs are selective in what noise they block. Simply put the State has a law forcing a motorcycle rider to suffer permanent hearing loss. It has no moral right to do so. 4511.84 needs to be amended with an exception for hearing protection for motorcycle riders as many other states have already done. Please let me know what I can do to help make this happen and thank you in advance for your help in this matter.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    ^^^ FFS even the new guy emailed. You folks suck.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Excellent question. How about everyone in this thread that said we couldn't get it done or the attempt was stupid.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Not seeing a whole lot of "I emailed my Senator" posts. Come on 's now is not the time to slack off.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Totally appropriate. Thanks man!
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Ok gang, final push is here. We need votes in the Senate next. We need everyone to email or call their Senator and give them reasons to vote for this. Its important we tell them what this bill is about, they will probably know next to nothing about it other than the text of the bill. Calls are better than an email, you won't get to talk to them but their aide will listen to you and pass it on. But if you don't want to call, then please email. It all helps. You can find your Senator at the link below. We need to do this right meow, it will almost certainly be voted on by Thursday of next week. http://www.ohiosenate.gov/senators/district-map Below is a quick idea on an email you can copy and paste if you want. The important points are: We can still hear just fine. This isn't about loud bikes its about wind noise. This isn't about music, that is still specifically prohibited. That it is about sound levels that far exceed OSHA rules in the workplace. Here is a cut and paste email you can use if you want, or just steal my awesome ideas. I would use an email subject that contains the bill number. SB 548 Hello, I am writing you to ask you to support SB 548 which makes a minor but much needed change to ORC 4511.84. SB 548 is a simple modification to 4511.84 to add a very specific exception for motorcycles to allow hearing protection while still maintaining the prohibition of music devices such as ear buds and head phones. http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.84 In its current form this law is antiquated and does not account for the medical community’s better understanding of hearing loss and it’s causes. In fact the Ohio BMV, unaware that ear plugs are prohibited, states in their handbook for new motorcycle riders: “Long-term exposure to engine and wind noise can cause permanent hearing damage, even if you have a quiet motorcycle and wear a full-face helmet. Whether you choose disposable foam plugs or reusable custom-molded devices, properly worn hearing protection reduces noise, while allowing you to hear important sounds like car horns and sirens.” I have a quiet motorcycle, and I wear a full face helmet. When I don’t wear ear plugs I can clearly tell my hearing has been impacted after a day of riding. They ring and buzz, just like being at a loud concert. At 70 MPH on a freeway the wind noise inside a motorcycle helmet approaches that of a jet aircraft taking off 100 feet away. It greatly exceeds OSHA regulations for noise in the workplace. Yes, I ignore the law and wear ear plugs as do a great many other riders I know. One of whom just got a $95 dollar ticket for doing so. I can assure you that we can hear sirens and horns. Ear plugs are selective in what noise they block. Simply put current law is forcing a motorcycle rider to suffer permanent hearing loss. 4511.84 needs to be amended with an exception for hearing protection for motorcycle riders as many other states have already done and SB 548 does that while maintaining the needed prohibition of ear buds and music devices. A group of us has worked very hard the last two years to get 548 through the House and now to the Senate floor. In the House there was no opposition testimony and it passed the House with 100 percent Yea's. There was no opposition testimony in the Senate committee and we also passed out of the committee with 100 percent yes votes. Thank you in advance for your support on this issue.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    I just watched the video from today, they amended us and they passed us. We did it, out of committee and on to the floor we go. Now the Senate votes and then the governor signs.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    I was a bit worried, we have time constraints here. We have to get this done before they recess for the year as that would be the end of the 132nd session. It has to go through the House and Senate in the same session. Saw some good news today, they gave us a second hearing already (need 3). And they are tacking on some amendments. Our House Rep said this was going to happen, they are tacking on a couple of non-controversial transportation issues for truckers. These amendments are coming from members of the committee we need to get through.....so that means they want their stuff done too and we get to tag along for the ride. It is looking really good gang, I would not be surprised to see us voted out of committee even as soon as tomorrow.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Yep, it's in the video above right after I talk.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Fast forward to 17:54 http://www.ohiosenate.gov/video/ohio-senate-transportation-commerce-and-workforce-committee-12-5-2018
  11. Tonik

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    She exists for those of us that actually show up and work on this legislation. She even gave me her cell phone number.
  12. Tonik

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    So @jacobhawkins did get on the list to testify, but couldn't make it. The committee chair called his name, waited a bit and muttered sometime about contempt of Senate charges.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    She is so damn cool, and cute. I am done, I nailed it. Our House Rep nailed it and Abate nailed it.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Very cool room.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Delayed to 1045. Long list of items. We look to be last.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    I am here. So far no Jacob, no donuts and no handy's. And fuck CBus, and its traffic and it's parking.
  17. Tonik

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    It has actually been a riot. Did you get any response to that email you sent to our legislative aid?
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    I'll be at IP after lunchtime looking at new heated gear btw.
  19. Tonik

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Looks like @jacobhawkins is going to testify. So we need a few more for handy's and snacks. 1030 AM South Senate hearing room. TIA
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    You can do both, and if you want you can testify also. If you do want to testify write something up. You have to submit written testimony ahead of time. Then HMU with a PM for you email Addy and I will give you the info to get on the list. Pretty much have to get that to my contact right meow. If you just want to watch you just need to show up. But if my Google stalking is correct I got dibs on the aide that is helping us.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Testimony is 10:30 AM this Wednesday in the Senate South hearing room. I expect you 's to be there buying me breakfast, coffee and giving me handys.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Jim, Thank you for reaching out! I just talked to the Senate Transportation committee chair’s office (which is where this bill currently sits) and they told me that they plan to have his bill up for sponsor, and proponent testimony, on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. They did not give me a time or place yet, though I will know either tomorrow or early next week. I would be happy to pass along the information for you once I do know so that you may either attend or send written testimony in. For future reference though, this bill is number HB 548, and it will keep this number throughout its time in the legislative process. Thank you, Shayna Fritz
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    Windows 10

    Working as intended. When windows 10 restarts and a program is open it puts in a persistent registry key in the Run Once hive with a label of Automatic Restart for that program. It then runs that program one time when it starts back up. Hence the hive name Run Once.
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    Hillary Just a Thought.

    Oh my. https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/08/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-fractured-ribs-hospitalized/index.html
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