Subcommittee assigned for SF330 (Hands-free cellphone while driving)

A subcommittee of three senators was assigned to Senate File 330 (SF330). SF330 will require cell phones to be used in hands-free mode while driving. More information at Prohibit Handheld Phone Use While Driving. The subcommittee is Senators Rozenboom, Brown, and Giddens. What happens next? After being introduced, bills are often assigned to a subcommittee. 
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SF330 Remains Alive for Hands-free Cellphone Use While Driving

Sen. Mark Lofgren from Muscatine introduced Senate File 330 that requires hands-free cell phone use while driving during the last session. It did not pass the full house and remains unfinished business. It is anticipated to be called forward in the Iowa Senate.  What happens next? After being introduced, bills are often assigned to a
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HF2015 Introduced to Standardize Penalties in Crashes

Rep. Ann Meyer from Fort Dodge introduced House File 2015 for standard penalties for fatal traffic crashes.  Currently, crashes involving bicyclists are on a traffic ticket.  This bill would make fatal bicycle crashes the same penalty as other vehicle or pedestrian crashes.   What happens next? After being introduced, bills are often assigned to a subcommittee. 
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Distracted Driving Bills Pass Iowa Senate Transpo Committee

Senate File 98 and Senate File 46 passed the Iowa Senate Transportation Committee unanimously.  Sen Rozenboom (R-Iowa Senate District 40) managed both bills. Ban Handheld Devices While Driving Senate File 46 seeks to ban the use of handheld devices while driving unless in hands-free mode.  The bill was sponsored by Sen. Lofgren (R-Iowa Senate District
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City of Hudson, Iowa passes first reading of improved bike ordinance

The Hudson, Iowa city council passed our model bicycle ordinance on May 29. We anticipate they will pass the 2nd and 3rd readings at the upcoming meetings. Among the changes contained in the model ordinance: 1. Change lanes to pass bikes 2. Right arm right turn signal 3. Door zone protection 4. Eliminates far the
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Dubuque

Code of Ordinance URL: http://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=803 BIKE LAWS: Definitions/Scope of Regulations Brakes required. Double Riding Restricted Sirens and Whistles Prohibited Two Abreast Limit Lamps and Reflectors Bicycle Paths Stopping Control with Hands on Handlebars Place of Riding Following Emergency Vehicles Improper Riding Clinging to Other Vehicles Parking Reckless Operation Violations/Scheduled Fine Responsibility of parents. Turn Signals
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