Bill Text: CA SB192 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Bicycles: helmets.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2016-02-01 - Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56. [SB192 Detail]

Download: California-2015-SB192-Amended.html
BILL NUMBER: SB 192	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 30, 2015
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 20, 2015
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 9, 2015

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Liu

                        FEBRUARY 10, 2015

   An act to add and repeal Section 21212.5 of the Vehicle Code,
relating to bicycles.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 192, as amended, Liu. Bicycles: helmets.
   Existing law prohibits a person under 18 years of age from
operating a bicycle, riding on a bicycle as a passenger, or riding in
a trailer towed by a bicycle unless the person is wearing a bicycle
helmet meeting specified standards. A violation of those provisions
is an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $25.
   This bill would require the Office of Traffic Safety, in
coordination with the Department of the California Highway Patrol, to
conduct a comprehensive study of bicycle helmet use, including
specified information, and to report the study's findings  to
the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing and the Assembly
Committee on Transportation by January 1, 2017.   by
January 1, 2017, as specified. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 21212.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
   21212.5.  (a) The Office of Traffic Safety, in coordination with
the department, shall conduct a comprehensive study of bicycle helmet
use, including, but not limited to, determining the percentage of
California bicyclists who do not wear helmets, and the fatalities or
serious injuries that could have been avoided if helmets had been
worn. A report of the study's findings shall be submitted  to
the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing and the Assembly
Committee on Transportation   in compliance with Section
9795 of the Government Code,  by January 1, 2017. 
   (b) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this
section is repealed on January, 1, 2021.  
   (b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2018, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends
that date. 
                       
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