Monday, the Idaho House of Representatives unanimously passed HB 123 Anti Profiling Bill which reads: “No state or local law enforcement agent or law enforcement agency shall engage in motorcycle profiling.”

The Anti Profiling Bill, sponsored by Representative Robert Anderst, above, continues: “For purposes of this section, ‘motorcycle profiling’ means 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 under the constitution of the United States or the constitution of the state of Idaho.”

Anderst bill was co-sponsored by Representatives Patrick McDonald, Ron Nate and Christy Perry. It will be co-sponsored in the Idaho Senate by Marv Hagedorn, Lee Heider and Patrick Marshall. All the sponsors are Republicans. It seems likely to pass the Senate.

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