California Assembly Bill 1047 was signed into law – it prohibits motorcycle-only checkpoints!
California joins several other states, and many Legislators who oppose checkpoints that single out motorcyclists only.
AB 1047 was introduced by Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries on Feb. 18, 2011. The bill prohibits law enforcement agencies from establishing checkpoints where the only vehicles subject to inspection are motorcycles. The Assembly passed AB-1047 by a vote of 55-5 on Jan. 17, and the Senate approved it on June 28 by a vote of 36-0.
The law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2013.