The Maine House has gone along with the Senate to support a bill to study the impact of motorcycle noise.

All but two Midcoast legislators supported the proposed legislation. The bill now goes to a highway committee to determine if there is money to cover the study.

The House voted 104-33 on March 22 for LD 1675. The Senate had voted 29-6 for the measure on March 16.

The bill would direct the Maine State Police to convene a group to study the issue of motorcycle noise, including industry sound testing standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency labeling guidelines for noise emissions, and motorcycle safety inspection requirements.

The study group would issue a report to the Legislature’s Transportation Committee by Jan. 15, 2011, if the bill were recommended for funding and signed by the governor.

In the House, all legislators from Waldoboro to Winterport voted for the bill except for Rep. Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport.

In the Senate vote, Sen. Carol Weston, R-Montville, was the only local senator to vote against the measure.