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A00547 Summary:

BILL NOA00547A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04529
 
SPONSORSteck
 
COSPNSRBronson, Cahill, Englebright, Fahy, Gunther, Palmesano, Simon, Woerner, Gottfried, Quart, Epstein, Gallagher, Seawright, Barnwell, Clark, Mamdani, Forrest, Rajkumar, Otis, Thiele, Glick, Frontus, Cruz, Griffin, De Los Santos, Carroll, Dinowitz
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §1122-a, V & T L
 
Relates to operators of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind outside the city of New York.
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A00547 Actions:

BILL NOA00547A
 
01/06/2021referred to transportation
01/05/2022referred to transportation
05/18/2022amend and recommit to transportation
05/18/2022print number 547a
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A00547 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A547A
 
SPONSOR: Steck
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to operators of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind   PURPOSE: To amend the vehicle and traffic law to allow a safe passing distance for motorists from bicyclists who share the roadway.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Section 1122-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 413 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: § 1122-a. Overtaking a bicycle.   The For cities having a population of less than one million and towns and villages, the operator of a vehicle overtaking, from behind, a bicycle proceeding on the same side of a roadway shall pass to the left of such bicycle at a   safe distance of not less than three feet until safely clear thereof. § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.   JUSTIFICATION: With the Department of Transportation actively installing bike lanes on state roadways throughout the state, this legislation is timely and necessary to support the increased bicycle traffic. A specific distance, three feet, was chosen in order to provide an easily understood distance for motorists. Specifying three feet as the minimum passing distance provides adequate space for bicyclists to safely travel on the road. This legislation exempts cities of over 1 million or more as well as makes   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2016 2017/18   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: Shall take effect the 180th day after becoming law.
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A00547 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         547--A
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  STECK,  BRONSON,  CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT, FAHY,
          GUNTHER,  PALMESANO,  SIMON,  WOERNER,  GOTTFRIED,   QUART,   EPSTEIN,
          GALLAGHER,  SEAWRIGHT,  BARNWELL,  CLARK,  MAMDANI, FORREST, RAJKUMAR,
          OTIS, THIELE, GLICK, FRONTUS, CRUZ, GRIFFIN,  DE LOS SANTOS,  CARROLL,
          DINOWITZ  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation
          -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in  accordance  with
          Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to operators of
          a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 1122-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added  by
     2  chapter 413 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  1122-a.  Overtaking a bicycle. [The] For cities having a population
     4  of less than one million and towns and villages, the operator of a vehi-
     5  cle overtaking, from behind, a bicycle proceeding on the same side of  a
     6  roadway  shall  pass to the left of such bicycle at a [safe] distance of
     7  not less than three feet until safely clear thereof.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     9  it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03980-02-2
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