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SB 1464 - An Act to Amend Sections 21460 and 21750 Of, and to Add Section 21750.1 To, the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.

Vehicles: bicycles: passing distance. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
(1)Under existing law, a driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle or a bicycle proceeding in the same direction is required to pass to the left at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the overtaken vehicle or bicycle, subject to certain limitations and exceptions. A violation of this provision is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 for a first… More
(1)Under existing law, a driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle or a bicycle proceeding in the same direction is required to pass to the left at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the overtaken vehicle or bicycle, subject to certain limitations and exceptions. A violation of this provision is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 for a first conviction, and up to a $250 fine for a 3rd and subsequent conviction occurring within one year of 2 or more prior infractions.

This bill would recast this provision as to overtaking and passing a bicycle by requiring, with specified exceptions, the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on a highway to pass in compliance with specified requirements applicable to overtaking and passing a vehicle, and to do so at a safe distance that does not interfere with the safe operation of the overtaken bicycle, having due regard for the size and speed of the motor vehicle and the bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, and the surface and width of the highway. The bill would prohibit, with specified exceptions, the driver of the motor vehicle that is overtaking or passing a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a highway from passing at a distance of less than 3 feet between any part of the motor vehicle and any part of the bicycle or its operator. The bill would make a violation of these provisions an infraction punishable by a $35 fine. The bill would also require the imposition of a $220 fine on a driver if a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a bicyclist causing bodily harm to the bicyclist, and the driver is found to be in violation of the above provisions.

(2)Existing law prohibits a person from driving a vehicle to the left of double parallel solid lines, or double parallel lines, one of which is broken, except as provided. Notwithstanding that prohibition, existing law permits a driver to cross those double parallel lines if the driver is turning to the left at any intersection or into or out of a driveway or private road or making a U-turn under the rules governing that turn.

This bill would prohibit a person driving a vehicle from crossing over any part of any double parallel solid white lines except in the above situations or when entering or exiting designated areas of exclusive or preferential use lanes, as provided. The bill would permit a driver of a motor vehicle to cross double parallel lines to pass a person operating a bicycle in the same direction, if in compliance with a specified provision.

Because this bill would create a new crime and would expand the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(3)The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
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This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 29, 2012.

voted YES: 29 voted NO: 4
7 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 21460 and 21750 Of, and to Add Section 21750.1 To, the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.

SB 1464 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
(1)Under existing law, a driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle or a bicycle proceeding in the same direction is required to pass to the left at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the overtaken vehicle or bicycle, subject to certain limitations and exceptions. A violation of this provision is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 for a first conviction, and up to a $250 fine for a 3rd and subsequent conviction occurring within one year of 2 or more prior infractions.

This bill would recast this provision as to overtaking and passing a bicycle by requiring, with specified exceptions, the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on a highway to pass in compliance with specified requirements applicable to overtaking and passing a vehicle, and to do so at a safe distance that does not interfere with the safe operation of the overtaken bicycle, having due regard for the size and speed of the motor vehicle and the bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, and the surface and width of the highway. The bill would prohibit, with specified exceptions, the driver of the… More
(1)Under existing law, a driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle or a bicycle proceeding in the same direction is required to pass to the left at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the overtaken vehicle or bicycle, subject to certain limitations and exceptions. A violation of this provision is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 for a first conviction, and up to a $250 fine for a 3rd and subsequent conviction occurring within one year of 2 or more prior infractions.

This bill would recast this provision as to overtaking and passing a bicycle by requiring, with specified exceptions, the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on a highway to pass in compliance with specified requirements applicable to overtaking and passing a vehicle, and to do so at a safe distance that does not interfere with the safe operation of the overtaken bicycle, having due regard for the size and speed of the motor vehicle and the bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, and the surface and width of the highway. The bill would prohibit, with specified exceptions, the driver of the motor vehicle that is overtaking or passing a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a highway from passing at a distance of less than 3 feet between any part of the motor vehicle and any part of the bicycle or its operator. The bill would make a violation of these provisions an infraction punishable by a $35 fine. The bill would also require the imposition of a $220 fine on a driver if a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a bicyclist causing bodily harm to the bicyclist, and the driver is found to be in violation of the above provisions.

(2)Existing law prohibits a person from driving a vehicle to the left of double parallel solid lines, or double parallel lines, one of which is broken, except as provided. Notwithstanding that prohibition, existing law permits a driver to cross those double parallel lines if the driver is turning to the left at any intersection or into or out of a driveway or private road or making a U-turn under the rules governing that turn.

This bill would prohibit a person driving a vehicle from crossing over any part of any double parallel solid white lines except in the above situations or when entering or exiting designated areas of exclusive or preferential use lanes, as provided. The bill would permit a driver of a motor vehicle to cross double parallel lines to pass a person operating a bicycle in the same direction, if in compliance with a specified provision.

Because this bill would create a new crime and would expand the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(3)The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 21460 and 21750 Of, and to Add Section 21750.1 To, the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.
Author(s)
Alan Lowenthal
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Vehicles: bicycles: passing distance
Major Actions
Introduced2/24/2012
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing4/17/2012
Passed Senate5/25/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Transportation6/25/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/08/2012
Passed Assembly8/27/2012
Passed Senate8/29/2012
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/06/2012
Vetoed by Governor9/28/2012
Vetoed by Governor9/28/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Transportation and HousingDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.4/17/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing
8 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB1464 Lowenthal5/25/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
27 voted YES 6 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on TransportationDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.6/25/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Transportation
10 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/08/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 4 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 1464 Lowenthal Senate Third Reading By CHESBRO8/27/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
54 voted YES 24 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateUnfinished Business SB1464 Lowenthal Concurrence8/29/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
29 voted YES 4 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/24/2012
2/24/2012Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
2/25/2012From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.
2/27/2012Read first time.
3/22/2012Referred to Com. on T. & H.
3/29/2012Set for hearing April 17.
4/09/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
select this voteVote4/17/2012Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/23/2012From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0. Page 3211.) (April 17).
4/24/2012Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
4/27/2012Set for hearing May 7.
5/07/2012From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
5/08/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
5/25/2012Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 27. Noes 6. Page 3613.) Ordered to the Assembly.
5/25/2012In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/25/2012Senate 3rd Reading SB1464 Lowenthal
6/04/2012Referred to Com. on TRANS.
6/18/2012Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
6/19/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.
select this voteVote6/25/2012Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
6/26/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 3.) (June 25). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
8/06/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote8/08/2012Do pass.
8/09/2012From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (August 8).
8/13/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
8/27/2012Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 54. Noes 24. Page 6336.) Ordered to the Senate.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/27/2012SB 1464 Lowenthal Senate Third Reading By CHESBRO
8/28/2012In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
8/29/2012Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 29. Noes 4. Page 4965.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/29/2012Unfinished Business SB1464 Lowenthal Concurrence
9/06/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
Vetoed9/28/2012Vetoed by the Governor.
9/28/2012In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.

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An Act to Amend Sections 21460 and 21750 Of, and to Add Section 21750.1 To, the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.: Unfinished Business SB1464 Lowenthal Concurrence

5 organizations supported this bill

Automobile Club of Southern California
Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing (2012, April 12). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Bicycle Coalition
Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing (2012, April 12). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing (2012, April 12). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Local Government Commission
Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing (2012, April 12). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sierra Club California
Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing (2012, April 12). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$4,900$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$22,100$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$23,500$0
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$14,100$0
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$24,300$0
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$2,600$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$13,500$0
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$35,991$0
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$10,400$0
Bob DuttonRCA-31$24,750$0
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$22,650$0
Noreen EvansDCA-2$1,709$0
Jean FullerRCA-18$23,800$0
Ted GainesRCA-1$70,150$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$3,900$0
Tom HarmanRCA-35$24,450$0
Ed HernandezDCA-24$60,850$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$45,450$0
Christine KehoeDCA-39$2,500$0
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,500$0
Mark LenoDCA-3$0$0
Ted LieuDCA-28$27,300$0
Carol LiuDCA-21$6,700$0
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$18,615$0
Alex PadillaDCA-20$13,700$0
Fran PavleyDCA-23$21,500$0
Curren PriceDCA-26$18,700$0
Michael RubioDCA-16$29,260$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$1,000$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$1,000$0
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$15,300$0
Tony StricklandRCA-19$27,050$0
Juan VargasDCA-40$28,900$0
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$30,000$0
Lois WolkDCA-5$6,000$0
Rod WrightDCA-25$22,650$0
Mark WylandRCA-38$16,500$0
Leland YeeDCA-8$9,500$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$4,900$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$22,100$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$23,500$0
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$14,100$0
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$24,300$0
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$2,600$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$13,500$0
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$35,991$0
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$10,400$0
Bob DuttonRCA-31$24,750$0
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$22,650$0
Noreen EvansDCA-2$1,709$0
Jean FullerRCA-18$23,800$0
Ted GainesRCA-1$70,150$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$3,900$0
Tom HarmanRCA-35$24,450$0
Ed HernandezDCA-24$60,850$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$45,450$0
Christine KehoeDCA-39$2,500$0
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,500$0
Mark LenoDCA-3$0$0
Ted LieuDCA-28$27,300$0
Carol LiuDCA-21$6,700$0
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$18,615$0
Alex PadillaDCA-20$13,700$0
Fran PavleyDCA-23$21,500$0
Curren PriceDCA-26$18,700$0
Michael RubioDCA-16$29,260$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$1,000$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$1,000$0
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$15,300$0
Tony StricklandRCA-19$27,050$0
Juan VargasDCA-40$28,900$0
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$30,000$0
Lois WolkDCA-5$6,000$0
Rod WrightDCA-25$22,650$0
Mark WylandRCA-38$16,500$0
Leland YeeDCA-8$9,500$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Accident & health insurance$691,265
Environmental policy$35,409
Public official (elected or appointed)$4,100
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transportation$0

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