Sunday, June 5, 2011

Legislative Update - Week 17 - The First Law

The Governor signed the first bike-related bill this past week!

Bills Signed into Law

Senate Bill 130 for bicycle traffic lights.

Bills Specifically about Bicycling

Senate Bill 415 would expand penalties for harming a vulnerable user of the road. On House floor with "do pass" recommendation.

Senate Bill 846 calls for an informational sticker on bicycle trailers. The work session scheduled for May 31st isn't now listed, so perhaps the bill is hung up. No new session scheduled at this time.

Relevant to Transportation Generally

House Bill 3149 on personal car-sharing. Senate amendments here. On floor with "do pass" recommendation.

House Bill 3150 (engrossed B with amendments, original here) would permit local jurisdictions to enact a 20mph speed limit on neighborhood streets. Passed Senate 26-3. House will need to concur with Senate changes, then to Governor.

House Bill 3186, co-sponsored by Representative Berger, would eliminate the jobs loophole on the texting and cel phone ban. Here's the amended version. Work session held.

See the week 15 update for the list of Dead, Moribund, or Irrelevant Bills.

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