Legislature(1997 - 1998)

03/19/1998 01:35 PM TRA

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           SB 304 - REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES & HWYS                        
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN WARD introduced SB 304 as the next order of business.  He             
directed attention to a proposed Transportation CS and requested a             
motion for its adoption.                                                       
                                                                               
SENATOR GREEN moved CSSB 304(TRA), version "P," be adopted, and                
hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                       
                                                                               
SENATOR DAVE DONLEY, prime sponsor of SB 304, said the proposed                
committee substitute addresses some of the concerns that were                  
identified at the committee's previous hearing of the legislation.             
He then outlined the following changes made in the committee                   
substitute:                                                                    
                                                                               
1)  It deletes the language regarding the 55 - 65 miles per hour               
issues;                                                                        
                                                                               
2)  It adds an up to $50 fine for failure to stay out of the far               
left lane which addresses a concern about the possibility of the               
Supreme Court setting a bail amount up to $300 as an infraction;               
and                                                                            
                                                                               
3)  On page 2, line 2, "road conditions" was added to the list of              
justifiable reasons for driving in the far left lane.                          
                                                                               
There being no further testimony or comments, CHAIRMAN WARD asked              
for the pleasure of the committee on CSSB 304(TRA).                            
                                                                               
SENATOR WILKEN moved CSSB 304(TRA) and the accompanying fiscal note            
be passed out of committee with individual recommendations.                    
Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                       

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