A bill to repeal most of the motorcycle helmet law failed again Tuesday in the Louisiana House, likely killing the measure for the session.

The vote was 48-32, five shy of the minimum needed for approval.

A previous bid to win approval for the measure last week came up four votes short.

The legislation, House Bill 337, would allow motorcycle operators and riders 21 and older to go without safety helmets.

That group makes up 99 percent of operators statewide.

Law requires operators and riders of all ages to wear the helmets.

The bill emerged from the House Transportation Committee with little controversy.