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Legislative Update: Dooring, 3′ Passing, & Distracted Driving Press Conference

Senate Bill 736 (the Dooring bill) was reported out of the House Trans SubComm2 this morning by a 4-2 vote, after a motion to Table by Del. Garrett of Lynchburg, seconded by the Chair Del. Cox of Hanover failed by the same vote.

The bill now goes on to the full House Transportation Committee, where it will be heard next Tuesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment, which is usually about 2:15 – 2:30.

Thanks to all who weighed in by contacting committee members, and all will be asked to weigh in over the weekend, as we are getting close to getting this bill passed.

Senate Bill 1060/Reeves (3 foot passing and don’t follow too closely) has now been assigned to House Trans SubComm2, where it will be heard next Wednesday, 2/13 at 7:00 a.m.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) speaks at the distracted driving press conference.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) speaks at the distracted driving press conference.

At 10 a.m., Champe Burnley and I represented the Cycling community at a Press Conference announcing the passage of the bills making texting while driving a primary offense, a big step forward in the campaign against Distracted Driving which has now gathered support from key members of both parties.

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