Bartolotta’s Bill Allowing Year-round Motorcycle Inspections Passes Senate

HARRISBURG – The Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46) to allow safety inspections to be performed on motorcycles registered in Pennsylvania year-round.

Even though motorcycles can be purchased and driven on Pennsylvania roadways throughout the year, the state Vehicle Code currently only allows safety inspections to be performed from March to October.

Senate Bill 1147 would eliminate that restriction so motorcycle operators have more opportunities to complete required inspections. Motorcycle registration with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation would continue to be tied to the month the vehicle is to be inspected.

“My bill maintains the safety we expect on our roads while offering owners more convenience regarding when they would like to have their motorcycles inspected,” Bartolotta said. “It would also help to even out the demand auto mechanics face, making it easier for everyone – including those who aren’t motorcycle owners – to access important services.”

The bill now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.


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