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SB 359 - Crosswalks - driver stop when pedestrian enters either side
James, Donzella (35th) Brown, Robert (26th) Scott, David (36th)
Butler, Gloria (55th)
Status Summary SC: Trans HC: MotV FR: 01/26/00 LA: 02/16/00 H - Read 2nd Time

First Reader Summary

A bill to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 40-6-91 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the right of way in crosswalks, so as to require the driver of a vehicle to stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway within a painted crosswalk when the pedestrian has stepped onto the roadway on either side of the roadway; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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RECORDED VOTES
Vote # Date Yeas Nays Description
SV0649 2/14/00 051 000 PASSAGE

Senate Action House
1/26/00 Read 1st time 2/15/00
2/9/00 Favorably Reported
2/10/00 Read 2nd Time 2/16/00
2/14/00 Read 3rd Time
2/14/00 Passed/Adopted
Version by LC Number
LC 19 4406 As Introduced

SB 359 00                                          LC 19 4406 
 
      SENATE BILL 359 
 
      By:  Senators James of the 35th, Brown of the 26th 
           Scott of the 36th and Butler of the 55th 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Code Section 40-6-91 of the Official Code of 
  1- 2  Georgia Annotated, relating to the right of way in 
  1- 3  crosswalks, so as to require the driver of a vehicle to stop 
  1- 4  and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the 
  1- 5  roadway within a painted crosswalk when the pedestrian has 
  1- 6  stepped onto the roadway on either side of the roadway; to 
  1- 7  repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. 
 
  1- 8       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1- 9                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1-10  Code Section 40-6-91 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1-11  Annotated, relating to the right of way in crosswalks, is 
  1-12  amended by striking subsection (a) of said Code section and 
  1-13  inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as 
  1-14  follows: 
 
  1-15    "(a) The driver of a vehicle shall stop and remain stopped 
  1-16    to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway within a 
  1-17    painted crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of 
  1-18    the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when 
  1-19    the pedestrian is approaching and is within one lane of 
  1-20    the half of the roadway on which the vehicle is traveling 
  1-21    or onto which it is turning. For the purposes of this 
  1-22    subsection, 'half of the roadway' means all traffic lanes 
  1-23    carrying traffic in one direction of travel has stepped 
  1-24    onto the roadway on either side of the roadway." 
 
  1-25                           SECTION 2. 
 
  1-26  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  1-27  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Secretary of the Senate
Frank Eldridge, Jr., Secretary
Last Updated on 05/15/00