Legislative Watch

Here is where you will find details on bills and measures being considered that affect bicycling and walking both in New Jersey and nationally. Check back here often for updates and calls for action.


New Jersey

A1020 - New Jersey Assembly – Requires motorists operating vehicles to maintain minimum three foot safety distance when overtaking bicycles. Companion to Senate bill S1461. Status: Introduced 1/12/2010, referred to Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee. Primary Sponsors: L. Grace Spencer, Linda Stender, Ruben J Ramos Jr. Co-Sponsors: Scott Rudder, Paul D. Moriarity, Connie Wagner

S1461 - New Jersey Senate – Requires motorists operating vehicles to maintain minimum three foot safety distance when overtaking bicycles. Companion to Assembly bill S1021. Status: Introduced 2/22/2010, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee. Primary Sponsors: Brian P Stack, Kevin J O’Toole

A630 – New Jersey Assembly – Regulates sale of certain bicycles with quick release wheels. Companion to Senate bill S1721. Status: Introduced 1/12/2010, referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee. Primary Sponsors: Paul D Moriarity, Joan M Voss. Co-Sponsors: Reed Gusciora, Jon M Bramnick, Jack Conners

S1721 – New Jersey Senate – Regulates sale of certain bicycles with quick release wheels. Companion to Assembly bill S630. Status: Introduced 3/112/2010, referred to Senate Commerce Committee. Primary Sponsor: Richard J Codey

A2581 – New Jersey Assembly – Regulates operation of low-speed electric bicycles. No companion bill in the Senate. Status: Introduced 3/22/2010, referred to Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee. Primary Sponsor: Ruben J Ramos Jr.

S1146 - New Jersey Senate – Allows a deduction against New Jersey gross income for bicycle commuters. No companion bill in the Assembly. Status: Introduced 2/4/2010, referred to Senate Transportation Committee. Primary Sponsor: Anthony R Bucco