YOUR OHIO BICYCLE FEDERATION 

           SUPPORTS THESE BILLS IN OHIO'S 131ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Ohio Bicycle Federation supports the following legislative bills. Our latest testimony can be found in the committee notes for the dates listed. 

HB 110 Brandon’s Law: Failure to stop after accident – increase penalty
1. Raises the penalty for failure to stop after an accident, when the offense results in death or an injury, from a felony of the third degree to a felony of the second degree.
This bill passed unanimously in the House Judiciary committee and the full House and is being reviewed by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. OBF provided proponent testimony on September 30.
http://ohiosenate.gov/committee/criminal-justice#

HB 88: Electronics communications devices – restrict usage
1. Texting while driving raised from a secondary offense to a primary offense. Police officers may stop a vehicle if operator is observed texting while driving.
2. Prohibits cellphone use in school zones and construction zones.
HB 88 is being reviewed by the House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. Another bill HB 146 has passed the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and the Senate and is being reviewed by the House Judiciary Committee. OBF provided interested party testimony on Oct 13. We would like HB 146 to incorporate legislation from HB 88.
http://www.ohiohouse.gov/committee/judiciary

HB 107: Person or neighborhood association - request reduced speed limit/stop sign
1. Authorizes a resident of a street or neighborhood association to request the speed limit to be lowered or stop signs to be installed at an intersection.
2. Requires a petition signed by at least 51% of residents.
HB 107 is being reviewed by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. OBF provided proponent testimony on May 12.
http://www.ohiohouse.gov/committee/transportation-and-infrastructure

 

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