2017 Maryland Legislation – April 11 Update

Below is a list of proposed bicycle safety legislation as of April 11, 2017.   The session closed April 10 and three bike safety bills passed and await Governor signature and SHA announced they will install twp HAWK Signals!

HB11 Coal-rolling prohibition

HB192/SB142 Bike Safety Task Force

HB997/SB925 Bike Safety in Crosswalks

Although the HAWK signal bill did not pass, SHA has announced that they will install HAWK signals on Veirs Mill Rd (rt 586) and in PG County.

BikeAAA has appeared before most of the committee hearings, provided  written testimony in support of these bills and continues to work with our counterparts at Bike Maryland, WABA and others.   See links to BikeAAA written testimony in the right column below.

Number / Chapter
(Cross File / Chapter)
Total: 9
Title Primary Sponsor Status Original House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates
BikeAAA Written Testimony
HB0011 Vehicle Laws – Causing Diesel Emissions to Discharge Onto Another – Prohibition Delegate Lam Passed in House and Senate Environment and Transportation
1/26/2017 – 2:00 p.m.
bikeaaa-supporthb11-;  BikeAAA-SupportHB11inSenateJPR-20170317
HB0192
(SB0142)
Task Force to Study Bicycle Safety on Maryland Highways Delegate Lafferty Passed House & Senate Environment and Transportation
2/9/2017 – 1:15 p.m.
 20170126bikeaaa-hb192-20170208
HB0527
(SB0337)
Vehicle Laws – Bicycles – Use of Crosswalks Delegate Kramer Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation Environment and Transportation
2/23/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supporthb527578-20170218
HB0578
(SB0338)
Vehicle Laws – Pedestrian Hybrid Signals Delegate Kramer Third Reading Passed (138-1) but not in Senate Environment and Transportation
2/23/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supporthb527578-20170218
HB0997
(SB0925)
Vehicle Laws – Bicycles, Play Vehicles, and Unicycles – Operation on Sidewalks and in Crosswalks Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo Passed with Amendments  by House and Senate  Senate Finance
3/30/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supporthb997-20170228
SB0142
(HB0192)
Task Force to Study Bicycle Safety on Maryland Highways Senator Manno Passed House & Senate 1/25/2017 – 1:00 p.m.  bikeaaa-sb142-20170125
SB0337
(HB0527)
Vehicle Laws – Bicycles and Pedestrians – Use of Crosswalks Senator Manno Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings Judicial Proceedings
2/7/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supportsb337338-20170206
SB0338
(HB0578)
Vehicle Laws – Pedestrian Hybrid Signalsx Senator Manno Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings. Judicial Proceedings
2/7/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supportsb337338-20170206
SB0925
(HB0997)
Vehicle Laws – Bicycles, Play Vehicles, and Unicycles – Operation on Sidewalks and in Crosswalks Senator Madaleno Passed in Senate and House with Amendments Finance
3/15/2017 – 1:00 p.m.BikeAAA-SupportSB925-20170310
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