Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Legislative Update - Finals

There's been no chatter from the BTA on the session, and I've found nothing of much significance, so it seems clear this session has not been very important for people who bike. Unless something new comes up, I don't think I'll post any more on the session.

House Bill 4043 on reinstating suspended drivers licenses (chiefly for minors who try to buy alcohol and get their licenses suspended) passed the Senate and is now on to the Governor.

House Bill 4167 would have increased the fines from $25 to $100 for kids who bike without helmets - but these provisions were stripped out in the version that passed the House. The new version is in the Senate, but the bill now has no relevance for people who bike.

House Bill 4148 with a fee on studded tires died in committee.

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