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2017 House Bill 4185: Mandate clearance when passing bicycle

Public Act 279 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. John Bizon (R) on February 9, 2017
To require drivers passing a bicyclist going the same direction to stay at least three feet to the left when practicable. The bill would facilitate this by also permitting a driver to cross the centerline in a no-passing zone while passing, if it is safe to do so.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on February 9, 2017
Reported in the House on May 29, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Bizon (R) on June 5, 2018
To remove a provision that would allow less than three feet of clearance if it is still "a safe passing distance".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Hoadley (D) on June 5, 2018
To allow local governments to impose more stringent requirements and restrictions on motorists passing bicycles.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2018
Received in the Senate on June 6, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 6, 2018
Reported in the Senate on June 12, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2018

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