SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1250

95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SATER (Sponsor), WALLACE AND STILL (Co-sponsors).

3140L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal sections 300.411, RSMo, and 304.678 as enacted by senate substitute for senate committee substitute for house bill no. 487, ninety-third general assembly, first regular session, and 304.678 as enacted by house committee substitute for senate committee substitute for senate bill no. 372, ninety-third general assembly, first regular session, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to bicycle riders, with a penalty provision.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Sections 300.411, RSMo, and 304.678 as enacted by senate substitute for senate committee substitute for house bill no. 487, ninety-third general assembly, first regular session, and 304.678 as enacted by house committee substitute for senate committee substitute for senate bill no. 372, ninety-third general assembly, first regular session, are repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 300.411 and 304.678, to read as follows:

            300.411. The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, as defined in section 300.010, shall [leave a safe distance when passing the bicycle] pass safely at a distance of not less than three feet, and shall maintain clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle.

            304.678. 1. The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, as defined in section 300.010, RSMo, shall [leave a safe distance, when passing the bicycle] pass safely at a distance of not less than three feet, and shall maintain clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle.

            2. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of an infraction unless an accident is involved in which case it shall be a class C misdemeanor.

[304.678. The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, as defined in section 300.010, RSMo, shall leave a safe distance when passing the bicycle, and shall maintain clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle.]