Saturday, February 21, 2009

Legislative Update - Week 6

Two new bills! The BTA introduced House Bill 2681, which adds green, yellow, and red bicycle lights to the list of official traffic controls.

They also introduced the Idoho Stop law, House Bill 2690, which will permit bicyclists to treat stop signs only as yield signs. Bicyclists will be able to conserve momentum by slowing, yielding as necessary to pedestrians and vehicles with the right-of-way, and then proceeding. For more see discussion here.

Old Business:
(For links to the bills see Week 2 update):
Senate Bill 267 - no change
Senate Bill 276 - no change
Senate Bill 291 - no change
Senate Bill 292 - no change
House Bill 2106 - Feb 19, passed the House with 59 votes.
House Bill 2120 - no change

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