Dooring, Maintenance Funding for Bike Lanes in House Subcommittees Next Week

Both these bills have been passed by the Senate, and are now making their way through the House.

A very quiet week for Bicycling Advocacy, as we thought SB669 the Maintenance Reimbursement for Bike Lanes bill, would be heard in House Transportation SubCommittee 3, to which it is assigned, at their meeting this morning at 7 a.m. As it turned out, it is still the ONLY bill assigned to that SubComm and its Chair apparently didn’t see the need to bring the 7 other SubComm members in for one bill, so cancelled the meeting.

I found it unusual that a number of Senate bills that had crossed over went directly to the full House Transportation Committee, which met this morning at 8:30, without first going to a SubComm, but for some reason the Chair did not see fit to do this with SB669. With this unusual handling, we will watch to see if it shows up on the docket for the full Committee on Tuesday at 8:30, and if not, perhaps in SubComm3 next Thursday at 7 a.m.

SB117 the Dooring bill, has been assigned to House Trans Sub1, which meets at my favorite time of 7 a.m. on Monday, so we expect to see it on the docket for that meeting, which has not been posted yet. Not thrilled with the uncertainty of all of this, but we keep watching the Legislative website and will be there when the time comes for both of these bills.

If your delegate is on any of these committees, please ask them to support these bills.

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