SB 1277

Senate Bill (SB) 1277: vehicle right of way; buses

Sponsor: Senator Burges

Overview: SB 1277 allows local authorities to require motor vehicles to yield the right-of-way to a bus that is entering the street from a pull-out lane.

League Position: SUPPORT - This permissive bill can improve the safety of transit operations.

Summary: SB 1277 gives local authorities the option of creating a system that requires motor vehicles to yield the right-of-way to a bus that is entering the street from a pull-out lane. If the right-of-way regulations are adopted, then warning devices must be installed on the buses.

Updates

02/11/14: SB 1277 passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee on a 6-1 vote. The League signed in supporting the bill. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

03/04/14: SB 1277 was stricken from the Senate Consent calendar by President Biggs.