Consumer Affairs Committee advances bill to protect motorcyclists’ investments

Snyder measure would add motorcycles to Pennsylvania’s lemon law

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4– State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the House Consumer Affairs Committee today approved her legislation that would cover motorcycles under Pennsylvania’s Automobile Lemon Law.

“If you buy or lease a new motorcycle with defects affecting its safety, value and use, the manufacturer should fix it – the same as with cars and trucks,” Snyder said. “That’s what this law would ensure. It’s non-controversial and finally offers motorcyclists full protection of their investment.”

Snyder said H.B. 26 would include motorcycles in the definition of a “new motor vehicle” in the state's Lemon Law and require manufacturers to correct any defect that substantially impairs their use.

“Motorcycles are major investments, not toys,” said Snyder, a member of the House Consumer Affairs Committee. “It’s time to get this done once and for all, and I’m glad my colleagues on the committee recognize the importance of this fair and commonsense measure.”

House Bill 26 now moves to the full House for consideration. It has strong support in the General Assembly and widespread backing by motorcycle enthusiasts across the state.