AB 1371

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 22, 2013
  • Passed Assembly May 16, 2013
  • Passed Senate Aug 26, 2013
  • Signed by Governor Sep 23, 2013

Vehicles: bicycles: passing distance.

Abstract

Under existing law, a driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle or a bicycle proceeding in the same direction is required to pass to the left at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the overtaken vehicle or bicycle, subject to certain limitations and exceptions. A violation of this provision is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 for a first conviction, and up to a $250 fine for a 3rd and subsequent conviction occurring within one year of 2 or more prior infractions. This bill would enact the Three Feet for Safety Act, which would require the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on a highway to pass in compliance with specified requirements applicable to overtaking and passing a vehicle, and to do so at a safe distance that does not interfere with the safe operation of the overtaken bicycle, having due regard for the size and speed of the motor vehicle and the bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, and the surface and width of the highway. The bill would prohibit, with specified exceptions, the driver of the motor vehicle that is overtaking or passing a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a highway from passing at a distance of less than 3 feet between any part of the motor vehicle and any part of the bicycle or its operator. The bill would make a violation of these provisions an infraction punishable by a $35 fine. The bill would also require the imposition of a $220 fine on a driver if a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a bicyclist causing bodily harm to the bicyclist, and the driver is found to be in violation of the above provisions. This bill would make these provisions operative on September 16, 2014. Because this bill would create a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

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Sep 23, 2013

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 331, Statutes of 2013.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 09, 2013

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Aug 30, 2013

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 54. Noes 24. Page 2789.).

Aug 26, 2013

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 31. Noes 7. Page 1988.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 28 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 21, 2013

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2013

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 12, 2013

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jul 11, 2013

Senate

From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jun 26, 2013

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 25, 2013

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (June 25).

May 29, 2013

Senate

Referred to Com. on T. & H.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on T. & H.

May 16, 2013

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 52. Noes 20. Page 1468.)

May 13, 2013

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 09, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 8).

Apr 25, 2013

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 24, 2013

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 23, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 3.) (April 22).

Apr 09, 2013

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on TRANS.

Apr 08, 2013

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on TRANS. Read second time and amended.

Apr 01, 2013

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on TRANS.

Mar 21, 2013

Assembly

Referred to Com. on TRANS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on TRANS.

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on TRANS. Read second time and amended.

Feb 25, 2013

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 24, 2013

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.

Feb 22, 2013

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1371 HTML
02/22/13 - Introduced PDF
03/21/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/08/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/24/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/26/13 - Amended Senate PDF
08/20/13 - Amended Senate PDF
09/05/13 - Enrolled PDF
09/23/13 - Chaptered PDF

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