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2021 HB 5429: An Act Concerning Pedestrian Safety, Vision Zero Council, Speed Limits In Municipalities, Fines And Charges For Certain Violations, The Greenways Commemorative Account And Maintenance Work Zone And School Zone Safety Enforcement.

To (1) require motorists to grant the right-of-way to pedestrians who affirmatively indicate their intention to cross the road in a crosswalk; (2) increase the fine for operating a motor vehicle while using a hand-held mobile telephone or electronic device; (3) increase the additional fee provided to municipalities for certain traffic violations; (4) establish a fine for opening the door of a motor vehicle in a way that impedes the travel of a pedestrian or a person riding a bicycle; (5) allow local traffic authorities to establish speed limits and pedestrian safety zones; (6) establish the greenways commemorative account; (7) allow the use of automated traffic enforcement safety devices within maintenance work zones; and (8) establish a pilot program to use automated traffic enforcement safety devices in school zones.

Sponsors

  • Morrin Bello, Amy
  • Reyes, Geraldo C.
  • Concepcion, Julio A.
  • Currey, Jeff
  • Kavros Degraw, Eleni
  • Elliott, Josh
  • Hampton, John K.
  • Horn, Maria P.
  • Lemar, Roland J.
  • Winkler, Michael A.
  • Ritter, Matthew
  • Gilchrest, Jillian
  • Michel, David
  • Mccarthy Vahey, Cristin
  • Welander, Mary
  • Comey, Robin E.
  • Mushinsky, Mary M.
  • Maroney, James J.

Actions

2021-01-22 REF. TO JOINT COMM. ON Transportation
2021-01-25 PUBLIC HEARING 0127
2021-03-03 Joint Favorable Substitute
2021-03-04 FILED WITH LCO
2021-03-12 REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 03/17/21
2021-03-18 RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2021-03-18 FAV. RPT., TABLED FOR HOUSE CALENDER
2021-03-18 HOUSE CALENDAR NUMBER 94
2021-03-18 FILE NO. 83
2021-04-13 REF. BY HOUSE TO COMMITTEE ON Judiciary

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