Motorcycle profiling ban bill rides through Senate committee

Posted at 4:22 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 21:41:16-05

A bill to ban motorcycle profiling by law enforcement is revving up more support inside the Idaho Capitol.

The Senate Judiciary & Rules committee heard testimony on the bill on Wednesday.

House Bill 123 defines motorcycle profiling as “the arbitrary use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest or search a person or vehicle."

"Law enforcement should be based on a person's behavior and not on their mode of expression," David "Double D" Devereaux of the Motorcycle Profiling Project said. "What I think is important for people to understand is that people from all walks of life are in the motorcycle community."

The bill now heads to the Senate floor for a vote.