A state senator is proposing a $10 registration fee on all bikes in Oregon.
Sen. Larry George, a Republican from Yamhill County, introduced Senate Bill 769 earlier this week after a complaint from a farmer who said bike-riding tourists in Oregon's wine country are slowing her ability to move her farming equipment.
A summary of the official bill text says the proposal would require registration of bicycles at a $10 fee, plus create $25 fines for those who fail to register or report a change of ownership or address.
George does not believe the bill will pass this year, but he hopes it will start a conversation about the best way to have everyone who uses roads pay for roads.
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