California 2015 Legislative Session: Bills Tracked

Bicycle and Pedestrian Bills

AB1096, David Chiu, D-San Francisco
Motorized bicycles. Spot bill

AB157, Marc Levine, D-San Rafael
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Third vehicle lane and bike lane: complete design work at same time as EIR

AB208, Robert Bigelow, R-O’Neals
Bikeways. Spot bill

AB28, Kansen Chu, D-San Jose
Bike: rear lights. Would require red flashing rear light or reflective gear on bikes at night

AB40, Phil Ting, D-San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge. Would prohibit charging tolls to bicycles and pedestrians

AB604, Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto
Electric Skateboards. Subjects electrically powered skateboards to vehicle laws and allows them to use bike lanes

AB875, Matthew Harper, R-Huntington Beach
Low-speed electric bicycles. Would define “low-speed electric bicycles” and exempt them from the prohibition on bicycle lanes

AB902, Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica
Bicycle cops. Spot bill

SB192, Carol Liu, D-La Canada-Flintridge
Bicycles: Mandatory Helmets. Would require helmets (all the time) and reflective gear (at night) for all bicycle riders

SB564, Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres
School zone fines. Would require that an additional fine of $35 be imposed if a violation occurs in a school zone, and that fines be used to fund school zone safety projects within the Active Transportation Program

SB595, Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres
School zone speed limits. Spot bill

SB632, Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres
School zones speed limits. Would allow cities/counties to establish a 15 mph speed limit near schools on a 30 mph highway; could apply 24 hours a day

SB698, Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres
ATP: school zone safety projects. Would allocate funding from GHG Reduction Fund (that is, cap-and-trade) to school zone safety projects within ATP

AB8, Mike Gatto, D-Glendale
Hit & Run: Emergency Services. Would create “Yellow Alert” system

AB534, Eric Linder, R-Corona
Hit & Run. Would revoke license for 6 months under plea bargains if a driver struck a person in the course of a hit-and-run