Ouch She Did It Again

September 8, 2010

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Fran Pavley, the power mad troll (see photo above) who represents California Senate District 23, has sponsored another bill intended, as the Associated Press put it, “to subdue the state’s boisterous two-wheeled culture.”

California Senate District 23 encompasses West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu which is probably not where you live. “The state’s boisterous two-wheeled culture,” probably more accurately describes you.

California SB 435 Again

Last February Pavley, a retired middle school civics teacher, authored and sponsored California Senate Bill 435 which was intended to harass you out of Pavley’s world by mandating bi-annual smog inspections for California motorcycles. That version of the bill would have effectively outlawed aftermarket motorcycle exhausts and it was not enacted into law.

The current incarnation of Pavley’s Bill, still called SB 435, would make “it a crime for a person to park, use or operate a motorcycle, registered in the state, that is manufactured on and after January 1, 2013, or a motorcycle, registered in the state, with aftermarket exhaust system equipment that is manufactured on or after January 1, 2013 , that does not have” an original EPA noise standard label “and would make a violation of this provision punishable by a” $100 “fine, thereby imposing a state mandated state-mandated local program by creating a new crime. The bill would require the person to whom a notice to appear is issued, or against whom a complaint is filed, for the above violation, to provide proof of correction.”

Motorcycles As Contraband

The EPA noise standard for motorcycles is 82 decibels which approximately the same noise level as a dial tone. One in ten American motorcycles is registered in California. “Basic common sense and decency dictates that when a motorcycle drives by and sets off every car alarm on the street, that is too loud,” Pavley said. The law would not require a motorcycle to be in operation for the crime to occur but only in plain sight of an enforcement officer.

The plain sight doctrine is among the most draconian perversions of American law. It is generally used to contrive probable cause for search warrants.

Senator Pavley routinely describes herself as an environmental “legend in her own time.” She has been in the State Senate for less than two years. She previously authored AB 1493 which was a law that proposed to limit the production of carbon dioxide in California. The law exempts the production of carbon dioxide as the result of political rhetoric.

SB 435 passed the California Assembly on August 18th by a vote of 43-31. The Bill passed in the State Senate on August 30 by a vote of 21-16. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has not yet signed the new law. Matt Connelly, a spokesman for Schwarzenegger said the Governor has not yet decided whether to sign the bill or not.

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13 Responses to “Ouch She Did It Again”

  1. OneEye Says:

    This whole emissions issue is an absolute farce. Here in the Great White North we have to subject our vehicles, once they reach a certain age, to a bi-annual emissions test in order to receive our plate stickers. However, I’m a little bewildered; I drive past a very popular coffee shop franchise (they are so abundant, they are actually redundant) and there are 5-12 cars lined up idling at the Drive-Thru. The same can be said about fast food chains, especially after the bars close. I live near the busiest Canada/USA border crossings and at peak hours you can multiply those numbers tenfold. Now, add in the trucks and buses. The punch line is: if my truck doesn’t pass the emissions test, the government has set an amount at $450 to be spent on improving your vehicle. Once you’ve spent at least that, or more, you can receive a “conditional pass” because you have shown an effort to improve your vehicle. You can get your stickers, but you can’t sell the vehicle with an E-Test certification. So they’re only kinda concerned about air. quality.

  2. DesertH-D Says:

    CARB is California Air Resources Board. They make EPA look like nothing… They are draconian in their tactics. California started this kind of BS back in the 70’s, and many automotive speed shops and hot rod shops did go out of business. Eventually the industry caught up, and the manufacturers started getting “EO” (executive order) numbers on their products, so that they could be sold and installed in Cali. The motorcycle industry is going through the same thing. DynoJet for instance, has Power Commanders that are Cali legal. Unfortunately, the regs are getting tighter and tighter though, so many Cali-legal products will have reduced capability. Just yet another example of government meddling, and using a sledgehammer “solution” to squash a Dixie cup “problem”… Think about it: If you took every “modified” motorcycle off the roads in Cali, how much would it reduce the smog??

  3. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    I may be behind the curve on this, but I was speaking with a local mechanic friend of mine, who related that he is now required to document any exhaust or carb modification, complete with owner’s name and license number, to the State of California. He indicated that he will be held liable for installing any after-market exhaust which isn’t on the “approved” list (he said there are two that are approved), and that he will be fined enough to take him out of business if he is caught installing non-approved exhaust systems, or modifying carbs outside of the State standards. Same thing applies if he is caught ordering out-of-state systems or incorrectly “documenting” installations and mods. I haven’t researched this further, but he seemed very worried about his business, and also feels pretty paranoid. Apparently another mechanic he knows has already been inspected by “CARB” -I don’t remember what the acronym stands for – and was “warned.”

    Another ABC formed with my tax dollars and designed to harass and drive people I count on out of business. I admit to being politically stupid, but seems to me that these are issues that should be voted on by taxpayers???

  4. Doc Says:

    Man that sucks, Weve got someones illegitamate child trying to get a helmet law passed here in indiana. So far it hasnt picked up any steam. hopefully it stays that way. the ins. lobbiests were working hard on getting it pushed through. And it doesnt help we have a major asshole for a governer.My buddy mitch. Hes trying to get the indiana senate to pass a bill for next years state budget to cut unemployment benefits in half. Even though youve paid the taxes to get the full amount and your entitled to it.
    Hopefully this broad pavley does something really stupid and gets caught, then shell loose all her legend status. I remember a big time p.c. pushing bitch back in the early nineties was fighting to get married w/ children off the air , she said it was a mindless show with poor reflections towards the younger genere for family life. LOL. she went on tv spouting her drivel. then like 3 months later, she was driving a new then dodge viper down a heavily populated city street at speeds over 100 m.p.h. when she lost control of said vehicle and wiped out a few parked cars. in. a 30 mph. zone.Boy I loved the aftermath on that. what a dumb bitch.

  5. Robert aka Bear Says:

    That bitch stated that Pavley routinely describes herself as an environmental “legend in her own time.” Thats BS everyone knows that SHE IS A LEGEND IN HER OWN MIND (if she had one). She needs to get a life.
    Much L&R to all my brothers
    Bear (1%er in the 70’s & one for life)

  6. DocB Says:

    Thanks RVN……………. Saved the site

  7. Stoney Says:

    That bitch really needs to get laid. Them maybe she will pull that stick out her ass.

  8. RVN69 Says:

    If anyone is interested, I found the name of the company, American Custom, web site americancustom.com phone 800-323-9145, they will modify your stock muffler body by inserting new baffles. When they first started all the noise abatement crap, a customer at the Harley shop I worked at had his done, they sounded louder that the old screaming eagle exhaust and they still had the epa stamp on the muffler, could be worth checking out if they pass that law in Cali.

    Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum.

  9. troyez Says:

    Too bad she isn’t up for re-election this fall, or you CA voters could vote her out. She does have a nice mustache going though.

  10. RVN69 Says:

    I will search for the name of the company, but when I worked for a Harley shop, there was a company that you could ship your stock mufflers to, the ones with the epa stamp on them, they would remove the stock baffles and replace them with one of several levels of High performance baffles. Not as good as say a Thunderheader, but much better than stock with the stock appearance that the cops will be looking for. As I remember the cost was about the same as a new set of slip on mufflers and they looked untouched.

    Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

  11. Rebel Says:

    Dear Dirty Bruin,

    Yeah. I believe his full name was “Dick Fucking Floyd.” The author of the California helmet law. He used to routinely call his opponents “tools of the Hells Angels.” Last I heard, he was burning in hell.


  12. 10Guage Says:

    Thats just what the motorcycle industry needs when it is already on its knees. Another reason for people not to buy new scoots or spend any money to enhance the performance.. BRILLIANT! I hate power hungry trolls…On the other hand I guess I better hurry up and get a new Wide glide and Thunderheader

  13. DirtyBruin Says:

    Ah, so this is our new Dick Floyd.

    For those who don’t know, Dick Floyd was the jackass who rammed the helmet law through the California Assembly. He was obsessed with bikers and doing whatever would “prove” he was “better” than we are. A worse case of Little Man Syndrome would be difficult to find.

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