Good news! The vulnerable user bill that the bike/ped community has been trying to get enacted for the past four years is making headway again in the 2014 legislative session.
Several dozen of you sent email messages to the legislature's Transportation Committee expressing your support for the bill. (Good job--change doesn't happen if we are silent!)
Since then, the Transportation Committee gave it a favorable vote, which means it made it out of committee and can be taken up by the Senate. Four legislators have signed on to co-sponsor it: Senators Beth Bye and Toni Boucher, and Representative David Scribner and Roland Lemar. The bill has also been given a fiscal note ($20,000 in revenue per year), and a plain language analysis.
Now the bill has been added to the Senate Calendar, where it can be called for a vote any time. Stay tuned for more updates.
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