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  88R10019 JAM-F
 
  By: Guillen H.B. No. 4122
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the operation and movement of motorcycles on a roadway
  laned for traffic.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 545, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 545.0605 to read as follows:
         Sec. 545.0605.  OPERATION OF MOTORCYCLES ON ROADWAY LANED
  FOR TRAFFIC. (a) The operator of a motorcycle:
               (1)  is entitled to full use of a lane and, except as
  otherwise provided by Subdivision (2), a motor vehicle may not be
  driven in a manner that deprives a motorcycle of the full use of a
  lane;
               (2)  may operate the motorcycle two abreast in a single
  lane with another motorcycle; and
               (3)  may not;
                     (A)  operate the motorcycle more than two abreast
  in a single lane with other motorcycles;
                     (B)  operate the motorcycle between lanes of
  traffic moving in the same direction; or
                     (C)  pass a motor vehicle while in the same lane as
  the vehicle being passed.
         (b)  Subsection (a)(3) does not apply to a police officer in
  the performance of the officer's official duties.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.