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The following are links to BikeTexas BikeNews articles published, as well as, emailed Action Alerts and Action Updates sent to BikeTexas members in relation to the Safe Passing Bill. Simply click on an article title to read the full story and/or click on the Action Alerts & Updates link below.
Some SAFE PASSING 2009 BikeNews Archives
Safe Passing Legislation: March 18, 2009 Update
Friday, 20 March 2009
Excerpt: House Committee Hearing Scheduled:
The 2009 Safe Passing bill, House Bill HB 827 will be heard by the Texas State House Committee on Transportation on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 am, in room E2.014. Visit www.biketexas.org/safepassing for more details.
Safe Passing Legislation: April 17, 2009 Update
Friday, 17 April 2009
Excerpt: In the House: As we relayed in our email yesterday, the 2009 Safe Passing Bill, House Bill HB 827 was heard and passed yesterday by the Texas State House Committee on Transportation by a vote of 8-0.
Though the committee amendment to HB 827 includes several provisions that we find problematic, we are still working on the bill and have hopes that it can still be passed in a version that will benefit cyclists. See www.BikeTexas.org/safepassing for the full update on what happened in the House committee.
Safe Passing Legislation: May 2009 Update
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Some SAFE PASSING 2007 BikeNews Archives
Action Alert! SB248 Scheduled for Committee Hearing February 14!
Published Thursday, 08 February 2007
Excerpt: SB 248, the Safe Passing Bill, which is co-authored by Senator Rodney Ellis and Chairman John Carona, will be presented to the State Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, February 14 at 8:15 am. Your attendance is needed to show support of SB 248. The Hearing will take place in room E1.016 of the Capitol. Witnesses are ready to present their testimony; therefore, with respect to the Senators’ time, we need only the presence of concerned cyclists as a show of support.
HB 1790 / SB 248: Safe Passing Bill
Published Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Excerpt: The Senate companion bill, SB 248, authored by Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), and co-sponsored by Senators John Carona (R-Dallas) and Senator Liticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) and Kirk Watson (D-Austin) remains stuck on the Senate floor. Having passed the Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee 6-0, only 16 Senators have confirmed their position on the bill. 12 Senators have not confirmed their positions with either yes or no to the scores of consituents who have called.
Join Us Monday, April 23! – Cyclists in Suits 2007
Published Monday, 09 April 2007
Safe Passing Law SB248 / HB1790
Safe Routes to School SB1451
Published Thursday, 10 May 2007
Excerpt: It seems that all of us have had the same negative first reaction to the “Brimer Amendment” to SB 248 and on reflection, the same turnabout. Also, May 9th, Senator Patrick offered a “required rear red light at night amendment” to SB 248 that has our blessing.
Cyclist in Suits 2007
Published Monday, 14 May 2007
Excerpt: After introductions by everyone, we all divided into approximately twelve groups consisting of four members to a team. Each team was assigned roughly a dozen representatives to visit, making sure that each team member would have the opportunity of visiting his or her representative. In addition, each of us was provided a Capitol Building map indicating where the representatives’ offices were, and who was on board with the safe passing bill (Senate Bill 248/House Bill 1790), who was undecided, and who opposed the bill.
Legislative Update 5/29/07
Published Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Excerpt: The 2007 Legislative session has ended and the Safe Passing bill, SB 248, withered on the vine. SB 248 was one of a couple of hundred bills that did not get a vote on the House floor before the clock struck midnight.