13 Alerts From the NATIONAL Tag


The Push for Civil Asset Forfeiture Heating Up

Momentum is building behind one of the NMA’s most important legislative initiatives: Enacting civil asset forfeiture (CAF) laws to prevent law enforcement agencies from seizing (and profiting from) the property of citizens ─ often motorists ─ who have not been convicted of an underlying crime. Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice has […]

2015 Third Quarter Legislative Update: NMA E-Newsletter #351

The legislative process slows down over summer (not necessarily a bad thing) since most state legislatures are in recess and won’t resume their business until next year. However, we did see a few notable proposals that required our members’ attention in the third quarter of 2015, which we will summarize below.   Alerting members to important […]

2015 Second Quarter Legislative Update: NMA E-Newsletter #338

The NMA continues to advocate for motorists’ rights at the national, state and local level. Legislatures across the country took up a broad range of motorists’ issues in the first quarter of 2015. Here’s a brief summary of the driving-related issues we addressed. California Supported Senate Bill 218 which would prevent the Mountains Recreation and […]

NMA E-Newsletter #332: The Future of Police/Community Relations

By John Bowman, NMA Vice President I recently had the privilege of speaking at a regional meeting of state motorcycle riders associations. A few minutes into my presentation an audience member stood up and forcefully objected to what he thought were my unfair and ill-informed comments about the nature of traffic enforcement. I asked the […]

NMA E-Newsletter #326: We Must Stop National ALPR Push Now!

We predicted it would happen. A year after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) scuttled plans to build its own nationwide database of vehicle license plate data, the agency is seeking bids from private contractors to provide the agency access to the same information. DHS canceled last year’s plan in the wake of TSA domestic […]