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AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles.(2021-2022)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Assembly:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Bill Status
AB-122
Boerner Horvath (A) , Friedman (A) , Ting (A)
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Becker (S) , Lorena Gonzalez (A) , Santiago (A) , Ward (A) , Wicks (A) , Wiener (S)
Vehicles: required stops: bicycles.
01/18/21
An act to amend, repeal, and add Sections 21800, 21802, and 22450 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.
Assembly
09/03/21
07/08/21

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/08/21 Vetoed by Governor.
09/08/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
09/01/21 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 49. Noes 19.).
09/01/21 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 54. Noes 16.)
08/31/21 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 2 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 122 without my signature.

This bill would allow a person riding a bicycle to proceed through a stop sign as if it were a yield sign until January 1, 2028.

While I share the author's intent to increase bicyclist safety, I am concerned this bill will have the opposite effect. The approach in AB 122 may be especially concerning for children, who may not know how to judge vehicle speeds or exercise the necessary caution to yield to traffic when appropriate.

Fatalities and serious injuries have been on the rise on the state's roads since 2010. The Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System shows that, since 2015, there were 3,059 crashes involving bicycles at an intersection in which the primary collision factor was failure to stop at a stop sign. The data indicates bicyclists were determined to be at fault for 88 percent of the collisions resulting in fatalities and 63 percent of those involving injuries.

I fully support safe and equitable access to the state's transportation network for bicyclists. The California Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure describes how the state will invest in the transportation network to create safe and accessible bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California State Transportation Agency are increasing active transportation investments and will release design guidance on traffic calming measures this year to encourage more walking and biking through a safe systems approach. For these reasons, I am returning this bill.


Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom