Legislative Advocacy — Rider Justice

Last updated: 01-15-2020

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If passed, all drivers would be prohibited from using a wireless communication device unless used in a hands-free manner. Navigation systems would be permitted as long as the address information was entered prior to operating the vehicle or in an emergency situation.
If passed, all drivers would be prohibited from doing any of the following with an electronic mobile device:
Holding the device in the driver’s hand
Physically supporting the device with the driver’s body
Watching a video or communicating by video
Text messaging of any kind
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2019 Legislative Work
April 22
The Hands-Free Bill Was Killed . It is with supreme frustration that I share this news: The Hands-Free Bill was killed by the House Judiciary Committee. This means that we have to wait for next year’s legislative session to start over again. And believe me: I will. Sign up for the Rider Justice newsletter at the bottom of this page to stay informed about our efforts in the 2019-20 legislative session.
Apr 9
It’s Time to Raise Your Voices Again! — If you’re sick and tired of cagers texting while driving, putting bikers at risk, contact the Colorado Representatives below today. They are on the House Judiciary Committee and they will decide whether this law passes to the full House for a hearing. PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO CALL OR EMAIL EVERYONE IN THE LINK ABOVE!
Mar 15
Update from the Capitol! — On to House! Scott O'Sullivan, from Rider Justice and Lori Taggart, from CORD give an update on SB19-012 from the Capitol this morning.
Mar 1
SB19-012 Passes Today ! — The 3rd reading and final vote of the Senate floor happens tomorrow, 3/15 @ 9 AM. Contact these Senators tonight and let them know you support the "Use of Electronic Mobile Devices While Driving" bill! 
Mar 8
SB19-012 Passed the Senate Appropriations Committee —  SB19-012 passed the Appropriations Committee but we can't rest yet! We need fast action from supporters as this bill could be on the Senate Floor as early as Monday or Tuesday. Emails over the weekend count! Contact the Senators on this list to let them know you support "Use of Electronic Mobile Devices While Driving" bill!
Mar 5
Fight texting & driving in Colorado — Stage 2 . — Contact the Senators in this link today. They are on the Senate Appropriations Committee and they will decide how much the hands-free driving bill will affect Colorado’s budget. This is a CHEAP law to enforce, so this committee needs to let it move forward to the House, where it will get another hearing. PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO CALL OR EMAIL EVERYONE!
Feb 27
Distracted Driving in Colorado: We’re One Step Closer to Safer Roads — We would like to see Colorado join the 16 others that prohibit all drivers from using hand-held electronics while driving.On February 14, the Committee voted on this revised bill (no testimony was taken) and passed it on to the full Senate!
Feb 14
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Hands-Free Bill Passes Committee: Update from the Capitol — Scott and Susan Dane from CORD give an update immediately after the Committee vote today. The bill is still alive!
Feb 12
SB012 - Critical Vote to Stop Distracted Driving in Colorado — BIKERS! If you want safer roads (aka: less distracted driving from cagers), you MUST call the three Senators in this link today! This Thursday, the Colorado Senate Transportation & Energy Committee meets to vote on SB012: Use of Electronic Mobile Devices while Driving bill. If we do not have the votes, the bill dies. We have 3 Senators who seem close to voting for the bill but they need more proof that the people of Colorado desperately want this.
Jan 30
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Students for Safer Roads   — As many of you know, we are throwing our support behind Bill SB19-012 also called "Use of Electronic Mobile Devices While Driving" Bill. One incredible breath of fresh air last week during statements to the Senate Transportation & Energy Committee, were these four fantastic teenagers: Allie Card, Tommy O'Sullivan, Chris Moser, and Delaney Card. While we didn't get all of their statements, there is some real gold in here. If teenagers can get it - why can't everyone else?
Jan 24
Hands-Free Driving Bill: Update from the Capitol  — Susan Dane and Scott O'Sullivan give an update on what happened today in front of the Senate Transportation & Energy Committee regarding SB19-012.
Jan 10
Let’s End Distracted Driving in Colorado — Distracted driving is killing Coloradans. Now there is a bill making its way through the Colorado Senate that could save lives. It’s called the “Use of Electronic Mobile Devices While Driving” Bill (SB19-012) and it is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Transportation & Energy Committee on Thursday, Jan 24, 9:45 am, Conference Room 352 in the State Capitol.
Jan 9


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