A note from the Kaw Valley Bicycle Club:
House Bill 2192 as amended by the Senate Transportation Committee was approved in the Senate by the Committee of the Whole (preliminary action) without opposition or amendment Wednesday, 16 March 2011. Thus, the “dead red” and 3 feet portions remain intact with favorable final action expected by the same body tomorrow afternoon (17 March 2011), resulting in the bill being sent back to the House and possibly a Conference Committee between the two chambers.
Of immediate importance is for all cyclists to contact their individual Representative and request that House Bill 2192 as amended by the Senate Transportation Committee be accepted by the House of Representatives. Please recall that our original 3 feet proposal was defeated in the House on a 55-59 procedural vote, despite no hearing being held on the House side.
Therefore, it is imperative that House members hear from Bicyclists around the state in support of this measure. Please distribute this notice to all cyclists in the state urging passage of this bill. Remember, we do this not just for the safety of ourselves, but for that of our children and grandchildren as well.
Kaw Valley Bike Club
You can read more about Kansas House Bill 2192 here.
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