Governor signed bill into law April 13, 2011
House of Representatives
Addressing Motorcycle Profiling
ESB 5242 - 2011-12
April 1: Rules suspended; Placed on Third Reading
PASSED: Yeas, 91; Nays,0 Absent,0; excused 6. (the excused would have been Yeas)
NOTE: Previously passed unanimous in the Senate and now unanimous in the House.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
4 NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 43.101 RCW
5 to read as follows:
6 (1) The criminal justice training commission shall ensure that
7 issues related to motorcycle profiling are addressed in basic law
8 enforcement training and offered to in-service law enforcement officers
9 in conjunction with existing training regarding profiling.
10 (2) Local law enforcement agencies shall add a statement condemning
11 motorcycle profiling to existing policies regarding profiling.
12 (3) For the purposes of this section, "motorcycle profiling" means
13 the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears
14 motorcycle-related paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and
15 question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or
16 vehicle with or without a legal basis under the United States
17 Constitution or Washington state Constitution.
This Bill was worked very hard by ABATE of Washington, Washington State Confederation of Clubs, Washington State US Defenders Program, BOLT of Washington and the Washington Road Riders Association.