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A00547 Summary:

BILL NOA00547
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORSteck
 
COSPNSRBronson, Cahill, Englebright, Fahy, Gunther, Palmesano, Simon, Woerner, Gottfried
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1122-a, V & T L
 
Relates to the operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind; not less than three feet distance.
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A00547 Actions:

BILL NOA00547
 
01/06/2021referred to transportation
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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: A547
 
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 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 distance of not less than three feet until safely clear thereof. Section 2. Effective Date   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.   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
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  STECK,  BRONSON,  CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT, FAHY,
          GUNTHER, PALMESANO, SIMON -- read once and referred to  the  Committee
          on Transportation
 
        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 operator of a vehicle overtaking,
     4  from  behind,  a  bicycle proceeding on the same side of a roadway shall
     5  pass to the left of such bicycle at a [safe] distance of not  less  than
     6  three feet until safely clear thereof.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     8  it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03980-01-1
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