House Bill 389
On Saturday, June 17, 2006, Governor Bob Taft signed HB 389 into law before a crowd of GOBA riders during the 2006 GOBA opening ceremonies at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia. The new law went into effect on September 21.
The Better Bicycling in Ohio bill, known as House Bill 389, makes Ohio laws regarding cycling conform more closely aligned with the Uniform Vehicle Code (UVC). The OBF worked for years as a member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Laws and Ordinances to make the UVC more cyclist friendly. Now, Ohio law will follow the UVC.
The new laws will
The co-sponsors of our bill include Rep. Jim McGregor (R-Gahanna), Rep. Mark Wagoner (R-Toledo), Rep. John Widowfield (R-Cuyahoga Falls), Rep. Shawn Webster (R-Hamilton), Rep. Denny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights),
Rep. Lorraine Fende (D-Willowick), Rep. William J. Hartnett (D-Mansfield), Rep. Sylvester Patton (D-Youngstown), Rep. Dixie Allen (D-Dayton), and Rep. Timothy DeGeeter (D-Parma).
Testimony Team May 16 HB 389 Testimony Team, L–R: Tom McMurray, President of Westerville Bike Club; Chuck Smith; Sen. Armbruster; OBF Board Member Cal Kirchick; OBF Board Member Jim Swaney.
Testimony Team Governor Taft signs HB 389 while Chuck Smith and Rep. Arlene Setzer look on.
Testimony Team L–R: OBF Board Members Gordon Renkes, Lucinda Miller, and Chuck Smith with State Representative Arlene Setzer, HB 389 sponsor.