HB 22-1028

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 25, 2022
  • Passed House Feb 22, 2022
  • Passed Senate Mar 21, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Apr 13, 2022

Statewide Regulation Of Controlled Intersections

Abstract

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. An existing statute allows a municipality or county to adopt an ordinance or resolution specifying that a person riding a bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or electric scooter may make a safety stop, rather than a full stop, under certain circumstances when approaching an intersection that is controlled by a stop sign or a traffic control signal as follows: When approaching a stop sign, if it is safe to proceed, the person may, after slowing to a reasonable speed of 15 miles per hour or less, or 10 or 20 miles per hour or less if so specified by municipality or county for a particular intersection and marked with appropriate signage, and yielding the right-of-way to any traffic or pedestrian in or approaching the intersection, continue through the intersection without stopping; and When approaching an illuminated red traffic control signal, the person must first stop at the intersection and yield to all other traffic and pedestrians and then, when safe to do so, may proceed straight or make a right turn through the intersection or, subject to specified conditions, make a left turn onto a one-way street only. The bill amends the statute to make the substantive requirements described above uniform statewide for most persons approaching a controlled intersection who are not operating a motor vehicle; except that the statewide "reasonable speed" is 10 rather than 15 miles per hour or less and the only municipal or county "reasonable speed" variance option is to increase the maximum "reasonable speed" for a particular intersection to 20 miles per hour. Such persons include pedestrians (approaching a controlled intersection with a stop sign) and operators of low-speed conveyances, as defined in the bill (approaching a controlled intersection with a stop sign or a traffic control signal). The regulation of persons approaching controlled intersections is declared to be a matter of mixed state and local concern, and the amended statute is thus declared to supersede any conflicting local ordinance or resolution but not to affect the validity of any nonconflicting local ordinance or resolution that regulates the conduct of persons approaching controlled intersections. The bill does not create any right for a pedestrian or the operator of a low-speed conveyance to travel on any portion of a roadway where travel is otherwise prohibited by state law or a local ordinance or resolution. The department of transportation, in collaboration with the departments of education and public safety and appropriate nonprofit organizations and advocacy groups, is required to incorporate legal requirements and safe practices for approaching controlled intersections as a pedestrian or while operating a low-speed conveyance into educational materials for persons under the age of 18 and the general public. The division of motor vehicles in the department of revenue is required to include in updates to the "Colorado Driver Handbook" updated information regarding legal requirements and safe practices for approaching controlled intersections that reflect the changes made by the bill. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Apr 13, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Apr 08, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Apr 07, 2022

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Mar 23, 2022

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Mar 22, 2022

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

Mar 21, 2022

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 18, 2022

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Mar 15, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Transportation & Energy

Feb 25, 2022

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

  • Introduction
Transportation & Energy

Feb 22, 2022

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 18, 2022

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Feb 15, 2022

House

House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Transportation Local Government

Jan 12, 2022

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government

  • Introduction
Transportation & Local Government Transportation Local Government

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (04/13/2022) PDF
Final Act (04/08/2022) PDF
Rerevised (03/21/2022) PDF
Revised (03/18/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (02/22/2022) PDF
Engrossed (02/18/2022) PDF
Introduced (01/12/2022) PDF
PA2 (03/16/2022) PDF
PA1 (02/16/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/17/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/07/2022) PDF

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