Monday, April 18, 2011

Legislative Update - Week 11

Committee dockets are getting crowded and hearings more frequently rescheduled.

What's new?

Very little.

Bills Specifically about Bicycling

Senate Bill 130 for bicycle traffic lights. No change.

Senate Bill 415 would expand penalties for harming a vulnerable user of the road. Worksession scheduled for April 19th.
Tuesday-April 19
8:30 A.M.
Room: 343
Senate Bill 846 would regulate standards for bicycle trailers. Work Session scheduled for April 18th.
Monday-April 18
Time: 3:00 P.M.
Room: HR B
House Bill 2331 to study bicycle licensing. Hearing held.

House Bill 2332 would create a weight-based schedule of traffic fines. Hearing scheduled for April 18th.
Monday-April 18
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Room: HR E
House Bill 2824, creating the crime of altering or removing a stolen bike's serial number. No change.

Relevant to Transportation Generally

Senate Bill 160, the prohibition on lap dogs while driving, would "create offense of driver operation with obstructing animal." No change

House Bill 2166 would authorize lottery funds "for transportation projects funded from Multimodal Transportation Fund." No change.

House Bill 2437 on school busing. No change. See also HB 3622. Hearing scheduled for April 20th.
Wednesday-April 20
Time: 8:00 A.M.
Room: HR A
House Bill 3149 on personal car-sharing. No change.

House Bill 3150 (engrossed with amendments) would permit local jurisdictions to enact a 20mph speed limit on neighborhood streets. No change.

House Bill 3186, co-sponsored by Representative Berger, would eliminate the jobs loophole on the texting and cel phone ban. Worksession for April 18th.
Monday-April 18
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Room: 343

Dead or Moribund Bills

House Bill 2228 prohibits bike transportation of child under 6 years old.

House Bill 2333 prohibiting studded tires.

House Bill 2602, the headphone ban.

House Bill 3178 to encourage transit-oriented development to be funded by tax-increment financing.

Senate Bill 266 on electronic tolling.

Senate Bill 344 (but see HB 3150 above)

Senate Bill 604 may be a gut-n-stuff.

Senate Bill 660 would decrease the fines for stop sign violations on bike.

Proposed Oregon Constitutional Amendment to permit gas taxes to be used for pollution control and congestion reduction. No change.

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