Bicycle Colorado

Legislative Update: Bills Affecting Bicycling

During the 2014 Colorado legislative session, Bicycle Colorado endorses these bills in addition to the Safe Routes to School Act:

House Bill 14-1191: Hit and Run Medina Alert Program

In 2012, Denver instituted a program that sends instant notifications about some hit-and-run crashes to cab drivers, bus drivers and the media in cases that involve deaths or serious injuries and when there is a reliable description of the vehicle involved.

The Hit and Run Medina Alert Bill expands the program statewide to alert the media and use electronic signs to notify the public for help locating a hit-and-run vehicle involved in a serious injured or death.

Our position: We support this bill.

Bill status (as of March 18, 2014): The bill has passed the House and will be heard in a Senate committee next.

Sponsors: Rep. Kathleen Conti and Sen. Steve King

 

House Bill 14-1225: Use of Wireless Telephones While Driving

This bill proposes to allow people driving motor vehicles to make telephone calls if they are using a hands-free device and it also limits the use of apps while driving. (State law currently prohibits texting while driving.)

Our position: We support this bill.

Bill status: Failed in the House Transportation Committee

Sponsors: Rep. Jovan Melton, Sens. Andy Kerr and Steve King

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About the Author: Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Denver. We use advocacy, education and passion to make Colorado one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the nation. We encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado. With the support of our members and numerous partnerships across the public and private sector, we’ve made significant strides in improving bicycling since 1992.

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