PAST VICTORIES (updated 2024)
Current points of interest

2024 New traffic laws that went into effect on Jan 1st, 2024
Click the link on each bill name for more detailed information:

HB 2095 – Gives all cities in Oregon the authority to use mobile photo radar for traffic enforcement – as long as they pay their own operational costs – and removes limits on the number of hours it can be used. The bill also allows cities to lower the speed limit on certain streets at up to 10 miles below the statutory speed (but not less than 20 mph). https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2095
HB 2316 – The bill changes definitions and potential penalties for driving under the influence of intoxicants. An “intoxicant” now includes any substance, or combination of substances, that can cause mental and physical impairment. Previously, the definition included only alcohol, cannabis, psilocybin, and controlled substances. Some fines are reduced for people convicted of DUII while riding a bicycle.
HB 2099 -- The bill makes a variety of changes to transportation laws but notably updates ODOT’s Safe Routes to School program. The bill increases the eligibility radius for Safe Routes to School projects from one mile to two miles, ensures projects serving high schools are equally considered with elementary and middle schools, and allows greater flexibility in determining the grant match requirement for individual projects.
SB 895 – Allows drivers to pass in a no passing zone if the driver encounters an obstruction, including a bicycle or other vehicle traveling at a speed of less than half the posted speed limit. The driver must ensure there are no oncoming vehicles and stay at least 5 mph under the posted speed limit while passing.

HB 2100 – Fees for some DMV services have increased to help recover costs and temporarily avoid service reductions. DMV previously announced the changes, which include fee increases for driver’s license or ID cards, vehicle registration, driver’s tests and other services.

In addition to the new laws, a 2-cent increase in the state fuel tax went into effect on Jan. 1. This is the fourth and final fuel tax increase resulting from HB 2017 (Keep Oregon Moving). The state fuel tax now stands at $0.40 per gallon. Oregon’s fuel taxes are used for the creation, preservation, and maintenance of Oregon’s transportation infrastructure. Learn more about ODOT’s revenue and budget.


HB 4103 Trenton's law passed transportation committee
Modifies the definition of electric assisted bicycle for purposes of the Oregon Vehicle Code.

HB 4067 passed transportation committee
Creates the Task Force on Electric Micromobility.

2023 Legislative session
Died in the House Transportation Committee, due to a lack of committee votes.
Fox News report on the lane sharing bill

VIDEO - Work Session video - Senate Judiciary committee vote (set video time to 39:45)
After this vote, the bill passed the senate floor 27/2, then went to the joint transportation committee, where it DIED, due to lack of committee votes. LANE SPLITTING/SHARING IS NOT LEGAL.
Lane Sharing PSA Video

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Public hearing Sentate judiciary committee 3/2/23


* Sen. Dembrow - D - 1st Chief* Rep. McLain - D - Chief
* Sen. Gelser-Blouin - D - Chief* Rep. Grayber - D - Chief
* Sen. Weber - R - Regular* Rep. Owens - R - Chief
* Sen. Sollman - D - Regular* Rep. Scharf - R - Regular
* Sen. Hansell - R - Regular* Rep. Evans - D - Regular
*Sen. Thatcher - R- Regular* Rep. Nelson - D - Regular
* Rep. Lively - D - Regular
* Rep. Levy - D - Regular


Governor signed into law.
Authorizes self-service dispensing of Class 1 flammable liquids at retail dispensary.
public hearing held house committee on emergency management 2/21/23

2021 Legislative session
SB 574 Lane sharing bill - VETOED BY GOVERNOR BROWN

2019 Legislative session

Bills we tracked
1. SB 623 relating to autonomous vehicles 
2.  HB 2770 relating to autonomous vehicles
3.  HB 2671 relating to helmets

2015 Legislative session

The 2015 Legislative session has ended. Below are bills that concerned our issues this session.
NOTE that this symbol  indicates that BikePac requested the bill and worked it in 2015.

Dead Red light law

SB 533 [original bill text]  [current status:
Passed in Senate!      –     Passed in House!
SIGNED by the Governor – In effect Jan 1, 2016!
[Video testimony – Senate] [Video Testimony – House]

Permits motorcycle driver to proceed at a non-detecting stop light under certain conditions.

Form:  http://www.bikepac.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/web.mail_.comcast.net_.pdf
ODOT Contact Info:  http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/TS/Pages/contact_us.aspx

Lane Filtering (multiple bills)

SB 694  [original bill text]  [current status – passed in the Senate!
BLOCKED in the House Transportation Committee.
[Video Testimony – Senate] [Video Testimony – House]
Allows operators of motorcycles and mopeds to pass vehicles in same lane during traffic jams or slowdowns meeting specific conditions.

HB 2512  [original bill text]  [current status – House Committee hearing held.  But this bill will not go further this session.  Supporting SB 694 instead]
[Video testimony – House]

Allows operators of motorcycles and mopeds to travel on shoulder of highway during traffic jams or slowdowns.

SB 172  [original bill text]  [current status – no activity.  Supporting SB 694 instead]
Allows operators of motorcycles and mopeds to pass vehicles in same lane during traffic jams or slowdowns.

Ethanol in Fuel

SB 424  [original bill text]  [current status: passed in the Senate!
STALLED in the House Energy Committee and will not move further this session]
[BikePAC Video testimony offered]

Provides that retail dealer, non-retail dealer or wholesale dealer may sell or offer for sale gasoline that is not blended with ethanol if gasoline is for use in motorcycles.

Gear Choice

HB 2989   [original bill text]  [current status – no scheduled further activity]

Allows for riding gear choice (including helmet use)

Anti Profiling

SB 486   [original bill text]  [current status – no further scheduled activity]

Prohibits law enforcement agencies and officers from profiling based on specified personal characteristics or circumstances of individuals, except when characteristics or circumstances are tied to specific suspect description or credible information related to criminal incident or activity
BikePAC attempted ammendment to add “articles of clothing” or mode of transportation.

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