Bill 117, the Ontario law that would have prohibited persons under 14 years old from riding as motorcycle passsengers, has finally died.
The Act was put down for good when Premier Dalton McGuinty prorogued the legislature on March 4. It will "not be heard at committee and will not move forward in the legislature," according to Jo-Anne Farquhar, communications director at the MMIC.
Bill 117 was introduced as a Private Members Bill by Helena Jaczek, MPP for Markham, in 2008.
A petition set up at ipetitions.com to protest the Bill collected 1,177 signatures.