2017 Senate Bill 123

Establish minimum clearance when passing bicycles

Introduced in the Senate

Feb. 9, 2017

Introduced by Sen. David Knezek (D-5)

To require drivers who are passing a bicyclist to their right that is going the same direction to stay at least three feet to the left. Also, to explicitly allow passing a bicycle in a no passing zone if there is enough room to make it safe to do so. Senate Bill 170 establishes the same rules for drivers passing a bicycle to the right of the vehicle.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

Sept. 28, 2017

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

May 23, 2018

Passed in the Senate 36 to 1 (details)

Received in the House

May 23, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure