Location: Kansas

3-Foot Passing Bill Gains Preliminary Approval in Senate, To Move on to House

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.

Bill Lucero
Lobbyist
Kaw Valley Bike Club

You can read more about Kansas House Bill 2192 here.

Here is a sample letter you can use to contact your Representative:

Kansas 3 Feet to PassJust copy and paste the text above, substituting the Representative’s name, as well as your name and address.

You can find your Representative’s email address and phone number from the House Roster.

If you’re not sure who your Representative is, you can use the Find Your Legislator tool.

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web’s premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

One response to “3-Foot Passing Bill Gains Preliminary Approval in Senate, To Move on to House”

  1. Randy Rasa says:

    HB2192 (3-foot passing, dead red) passed as amended in the Kansas Senate (Yea: 36 Nay: 2), and now moves on to the House for a vote.