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2013 House Bill 4866: Authorize new bicycle rider hand signals

Public Act 1 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on June 20, 2013, to establish new signals for bicycle riders. Left turns would be indicated by extending the left arm straight out; right turns by either extending the right arm, or the left arm with forearm raised (which is the current standard), and slowing or stopping by “extending the left hand and arm downward”.
    • Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 20, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 1, 2013, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on October 9, 2013, to clarify the wording of the right turn provision. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 9, 2013.
  2. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on October 15, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on October 16, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on October 16, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 4, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on January 15, 2014, to establish new signals for bicycle riders. Left turns would be indicated by extending the left arm straight out; right turns by either extending the right arm, or the left arm with forearm raised (which is the current standard), and slowing or stopping by “extending the left hand and arm downward”.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 28, 2014.

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