2016 Senate Bill 1076

Mandate 5 feet of clearance to pass bicycle

Introduced in the Senate

Sept. 8, 2016

Introduced by Sen. Margaret O’Brien (R-20)

To prohibit passing a bicycle while driving a motor vehicle unless there is at least five feet of clearance between the vehicle and the bike. This would be permitted in no-passing zones too, if there is room to pass with the required clearance.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

Oct. 18, 2016

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Oct. 20, 2016

Passed in the Senate 34 to 2 (details)

Received in the House

Nov. 9, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure