Summary of 2016 Legislative Activity

STATE: APPROVED: IN PROGRESS:
 Alaska

2016 Session: January 19, 2016 to April 17, 2016; Special session until July 18, 2016 (Adjourned).

SB 123 – Makes it a felony to injure or kill someone when using an electronic device while driving.
 Arizona

2016 Session: January 11, 2016 to May 2, 2016 (adjourned).

SB 1492 – Bill related to changes to taxi, limousine, and livery vehicle statutes.
California

2016 Session: January 4, 2016 to August 31, 2016. (adjourned)

AB 51 – Explicitly authorizes two-wheeled motorcycles to drive between stopped or slow moving vehicles (lane splitting).

 

AB 1592 – Authorize the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to conduct a pilot project for the testing of autonomous vehicles.

AB 2491 – Authorize the prohibition of stopping, parking, or leaving a vehicle within 15 feet of a driveway that is used by certain emergency vehicles to enter or exit a police department, ambulance service provider facility, or general acute care hospital.

AB 2763 – Defines a personal vehicle for Transportation Network Companies (TNC). Would allow use of leased or rented vehicle for TNC use.

SB 998 – Prohibits an individual from operating, stopping, parking, or leaving a motor vehicle in a transit–only lane of a highway.

AB 2586 – Parking Changes – When parking is prohibited for street sweeping the parking shall be made available as soon as the sweeping is completed; vehicle may park up to two hours at an inoperable parking meter regardless of posted restrictions. Vetoed by the Governor.
Colorado

2016 Session: January 13, 2016 to May 11, 2016 (adjourned).

None HB 16-1231 – Only allow use of automated vehicle citation systems on arterial roads, in school zones, or in construction zones. Vetoed by the Governor.
Hawaii

2016 Session: January 20, 2016 May 5, 2016 (adjourned).

None
Idaho

2016 Session: January 11, 2016 to March 25, 2016 (adjourned).

H 363 – Appropriates additional funds to the Idaho Transportation Department for fiscal year 2016
Montana

No session in 2016

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Nevada

No session in 2016

N/A N/A
New Mexico

2015 Session: January 20, 2015 to March 21, 2015. (adjourned)

N/A
Oregon

2016 Session: February 1, 2016 to March 6, 2016 (adjourned).

None
Utah

2016 Session: January 25, 2016 to March 10, 2016 (adjourned).

HB 227 – Requires the State to conduct a study and report findings and recommendations regarding electronic driver licenses.

HB 280 – Requires certain state agencies to study autonomous vehicle technologies.

SB 12 – Prohibits a person from driving a motor vehicle as a private passenger carrier unless the person has a valid taxicab endorsement or a commercial driver license.

SB 121 – Modifies the definition of an electric assisted bicycle and related definitions

Washington

2016 Session: January 11, 2016 to March 10, 2016 (adjourned).

HB 2317 – Expanding the use of neighborhood and medium-speed electric vehicles.
Wyoming

2016 Session: February 8, 2016 to March 10, 2016 (adjourned).

 HB 39 – Amending weight limitations for violations of speed limits while operating a large vehicle.

SF 8 – Creation of a bicycle and pedestrian task force.

SF 9 – Change in existing law related to railroad quiet zones.