SB18-144

SB18-144 - Bicycle Operation Approaching Intersection

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the regulation of bicycles approaching intersections.

The bill permits a municipality or county to adopt a local ordinance or resolution regulating the operation of bicycles approaching intersections with stop signs or illuminated red traffic control signals. The ordinance shall not, however, apply to any portion of the state highway system. Under a local regulation, a bicyclist approaching a stop sign must slow to a reasonable speed and, when safe to do so, may proceed through the intersection without stopping. A bicyclist approaching an illuminated red traffic control signal must stop at the intersection and, when safe to do so, may proceed through the intersection. The bill sets the reasonable speed limit at 15 miles per hour. However, a municipality or county may lower the reasonable speed to 10 miles per hour or raise the limit to 20 miles per hour at any individual intersection. If the local government sets a lower or higher reasonable speed limit, the local government must post signage indicating that speed limit at the intersection. If the municipality or county adopts an ordinance or resolution pursuant to the act, it must be consistent with the act. An ordinance adopted before the effective date of the act that similarly regulates bicycles remains valid.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: May 3, 2018
05/03/2018 - Governor Signed
04/26/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/26/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/25/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/18/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/17/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/16/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/13/2018 - House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/12/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/11/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/10/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/11/2018 - No Amendments
04/05/2018 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/22/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
02/21/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/20/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
02/16/2018 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/13/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/29/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs