Roadway Protections Move Forward

Jun 7, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable roadway users passed the House this week.

Key Points:

    • House Bills 5223 and 5224 were introduced by Representative Julie Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) and Representative Bill Schuette (R-Midland).
    • The legislation formally defines a vulnerable transportation device, including a bicycle, electric bicycle, electric skateboard, and more.
    • That package also defines a vulnerable roadway user, which includes a pedestrian, a person using a wheelchair or riding a horse, a person operating a vulnerable transportation device, among others.
    • It provides penalties for causing an injury to a vulnerable roadway user.
    • The House bills are tie-barred to Senate Bills 617 and 618, introduced by Senator Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo) and Senator Veronica Klinefelt (D-Eastpointe).

Next Step:

    • The House Bills will be sent to the Senate for consideration.
    • The Senate Bills remain before the Senate awaiting consideration.

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