2015 Full Session Recap:
The 2015 Legislative session has ended. Below are bills that concerned our issues this session.
NOTE that this symbol indicates that BikePac requested the bill and worked it in 2015.
Dead Red light law
Permits motorcycle driver to proceed at a non-detecting stop light under certain conditions.
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Lane Filtering (multiple bills)
SB 694 [original bill text] [current status – passed in the Senate!
BLOCKED in the House Transportation Committee.
[Video Testimony – Senate] [Video Testimony – House]
Allows operators of motorcycles and mopeds to pass vehicles in same lane during traffic jams or slowdowns meeting specific conditions.
Allows operators of motorcycles and mopeds to travel on shoulder of highway during traffic jams or slowdowns.
Ethanol in Fuel
Provides that retail dealer, non-retail dealer or wholesale dealer may sell or offer for sale gasoline that is not blended with ethanol if gasoline is for use in motorcycles.
Allows for riding gear choice (including helmet use)
Prohibits law enforcement agencies and officers from profiling based on specified personal characteristics or circumstances of individuals, except when characteristics or circumstances are tied to specific suspect description or credible information related to criminal incident or activity
BikePAC attempted ammendment to add “articles of clothing” or mode of transportation.
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