Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Legislative Update - Week 1 Proper

Bills needed to be assigned to a committee by yesterday in order to remain alive, and there was considerable fallout.

Additionally, being focused on the budget, the session doesn't look like it will propose anything of real significance for transportation and especially for bicycling. Other transportation advocates and lobbyists don't appear to have highlighted significant bills for support or opposition. (If you know of something, chime in!)

House Bill 4148 with a fee on studded tires has been referred to Ways and Means.

House Bill 4043 on reinstating suspended drivers licenses has also been referred to Ways and Means.

House Bill 4167 would have increased the fines from $25 to $100 for kids who bike without helmets, but that seems to have died without being assigned to a committee.

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