Honorable Joseph Pickett, Chair, House Committee on Transportation
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB488 by Ellis (Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of a vulnerable road user; providing penalties.), As Engrossed
The bill would create as an offense certain actions of a driver of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of a vulnerable road user. Depending on various criteria, the punishment would be either a fine of between $1 and $200; a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500; or a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days, or both such fine and confinement.
Costs associated with enforcement, prosecution, and punishment are not anticipated to have a significant fiscal impact. Revenue gain from fines would vary depending on the number of offenses prosecuted and the amount of fine imposed.
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