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01/07/2020     01/27/2020  

Bicycles; signage, effective clause.

Requires the Department of Transportation to erect and maintain signs in high pedestrian, Segway, bicycle, moped, animal, and animal-drawn vehicle traffic volume areas signs that say "Share the Road" and that note existing law requiring passing motor vehicles to pass at least three feet to the left of such vehicles. The bill prohibits the driver of a motor vehicle from using a bicycle lane to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle.

Date Version PDF TXT
01/24/2020 Senate: Engrossed bill reprinted 20105989D-ES1 Open
01/24/2020 Senate: Printed as engrossed 20105989D-ES1 Open
01/16/2020 Senate: Committee substitute printed 20105989D-S1 Open
01/07/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103078D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20105989D
    SENATE BILL NO. 687
    AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
    (Proposed by the Senate Committee on Transportation)
    (Patron Prior to Substitute--Vogel)
    Senate Amendments in [ ] � January 24, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 46.2-839 of the Code of Virginia, relating to bicycles; signage.

    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 46.2-839 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    46.2-839. Passing bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle.

    A. Any driver of any vehicle overtaking a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass at a reasonable speed at least three feet to the left of the overtaken bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle and shall not again proceed to the right side of the highway until safely clear of such overtaken bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle.

    B. The Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain signs on those portions of highways that the Department of Transportation determines to have high pedestrian, bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle traffic volume. Such signs shall include the language "Share the Road" and language or images indicating the requirement in subsection A that a vehicle shall pass at least three feet to the left.

     [ 2. That the provisions of this act shall not become effective unless an appropriation effectuating the purposes of this act is included in a general appropriation act passed in 2020 by the General Assembly that becomes law. ]

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Jill Holtzman Vogel R-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/27/2020 Senate Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
    01/24/2020 Senate Senate: Printed as engrossed 20105989D-ES1
    01/24/2020 Senate Senate: Engrossed bill reprinted 20105989D-ES1
    01/23/2020 Senate Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
    01/22/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N)
    01/16/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from Transportation with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
    01/16/2020 Senate Senate: Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
    01/16/2020 Senate Senate: Committee substitute printed 20105989D-S1
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103078D
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
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    Congress - Bill Number Major Title
    Branch Vote Date Yes No Not Voting
    Senate 1/1/2111 12:00:00 AM 39 0 0
    Senate 1/1/2111 12:00:00 AM 39 0 0
    Senate 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 16 0 0
    Senate 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM 15 0 0
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    Start Description.
    Requires the Department of Transportation to erect and maintain signs in high pedestrian, Segway, bicycle, moped, animal, and animal-drawn vehicle traffic volume areas signs that say "Share the Road" and that note existing law requiring passing motor vehicles to pass at least three feet to the left of such vehicles. The bill prohibits the driver of a motor vehicle from using a bicycle lane to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle.
    End Description.

    Bill TEXT Points.
    This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
    Department of Transportation
    The Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain signs on those portions of highways that the Department of Transportation determines to have high pedestrian, bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle traffic volume

    Transportation
    687 AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE (Proposed by the Senate Committee on Transportation on January 16, 2020) (Patron Prior to Substitute--Vogel) A BILL to amend and reenact � 46

    Bicycles



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