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Bill Detail: HB22-1028

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Title Statewide Regulation Of Controlled Intersections
Status Governor Signed (04/13/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors E. Hooton (D)
M. Gray (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 01/12/2022
Summary

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. An existing
statute allows a municipality or county to adopt an ordinance or resolution
specifying that a person riding a bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or
electric scooter may make a safety stop, rather than a full stop, under
certain circumstances when approaching an intersection that is controlled

by a stop sign or a traffic control signal as follows:
  • When approaching a stop sign, if it is safe to proceed, the
person may, after slowing to a reasonable speed of 15 miles
per hour or less, or 10 or 20 miles per hour or less if so
specified by municipality or county for a particular
intersection and marked with appropriate signage, and
yielding the right-of-way to any traffic or pedestrian in or
approaching the intersection, continue through the
intersection without stopping; and
  • When approaching an illuminated red traffic control signal,
the person must first stop at the intersection and yield to all
other traffic and pedestrians and then, when safe to do so,
may proceed straight or make a right turn through the
intersection or, subject to specified conditions, make a left
turn onto a one-way street only.
The bill amends the statute to make the substantive requirements
described above uniform statewide for most persons approaching a
controlled intersection who are not operating a motor vehicle. Such
persons include pedestrians (approaching a controlled intersection with
a stop sign) and operators of low-speed conveyances, as defined in the
bill (approaching a controlled intersection with a stop sign or a traffic
control signal).
The regulation of persons approaching controlled intersections is
declared to be a matter of mixed state and local concern, and the amended
statute is thus declared to supersede any conflicting local ordinance or
resolution but not to affect the validity of any nonconflicting local
ordinance or resolution that regulates the conduct of persons approaching
controlled intersections. The bill does not create any right for a pedestrian
or the operator of a low-speed conveyance to travel on any portion of a
roadway where travel is otherwise prohibited by state law or a local
ordinance or resolution.

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