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2017 House Bill 4265: Mandate clearance when passing bicycle

Public Act 280 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes (R) on February 23, 2017
To require drivers who are passing a bicyclist going the same direction to stay at least five feet to the left.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on February 23, 2017
Reported in the House on March 6, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Hoadley (D) on March 20, 2018
To permit local governments to impose more stringent restrictions on passing a bicycle.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2018
Passed 98 to 10 in the House on March 21, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
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. The same three-foot margin would apply to passing on the left where this is not prohibited under current traffic laws.
Received in the Senate on March 22, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 22, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 6, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Reported in the Senate on June 12, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on June 12, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require drivers passing a bicyclist on the vehicle's left side to stay at least three feet to the right of the bicycle when practicable. House Bill 4185 prescribes the same clearance when passing a bicycle on the vehicle's right side.
Received in the House on June 12, 2018
Passed 99 to 10 in the House on June 12, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2018

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