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2013 House Bill 4866: Authorize new bicycle rider hand signals

Public Act 1 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on June 20, 2013 To establish new signals for bicycle riders. Left turns would be indicated by extending the left arm straight out; right turns by either extending the right arm, or the left arm with forearm raised (which is the current standard), and slowing or stopping by “extending the left hand and arm downward”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 20, 2013
Reported in the House on October 1, 2013 With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on October 9, 2013 To clarify the wording of the right turn provision.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 9, 2013
Passed 106 to 0 in the House on October 15, 2013 (same description)
To establish new signals for bicycle riders. Left turns would be indicated by extending the left arm straight out; right turns by either extending the right arm, or the left arm with forearm raised (which is the current standard), and slowing or stopping by “extending the left hand and arm downward”.
Received in the Senate on October 16, 2013
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on October 16, 2013
Reported in the Senate on December 4, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on January 15, 2014 (same description)
To establish new signals for bicycle riders. Left turns would be indicated by extending the left arm straight out; right turns by either extending the right arm, or the left arm with forearm raised (which is the current standard), and slowing or stopping by “extending the left hand and arm downward”.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 28, 2014

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