Bicyclists and other vulnerable road users; penalty. (SB437)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Bicyclists and other vulnerable road users; penalty. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and is the proximate cause of serious physical injury to a vulnerable road user, defined in the bill as a pedestrian or a person operating a bicycle, electric wheel chair, electric bicycle, wheelchair, skateboard, skates, motorized skateboard or scooter, or animal-drawn vehicle or riding an animal, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also prohibits the driver of a motor vehicle from crossing into a bicycle lane to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle, except in certain circumstances. Read the Bill »

Status

02/25/2020: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100562D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB437)
01/16/2020Reported from Transportation (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2020Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
02/17/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 1-N)
02/20/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/20/2020Reported from Transportation with amendment (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/25/2020Passed House with amendment (63-Y 37-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: Passage (63-Y 37-N)

Comments

Bill p writes:

Good thing no one ever uses bike lanes.

The bill also prohibits the driver of a motor vehicle from crossing into a bicycle lane to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle, except in certain circumstances. Read the Bill »

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