2022 Legislative Watch

CalBike supports bike-friendly legislation in Sacramento.

The California Bicycle Coalition is your voice in the Capitol for state policies that enable your community and your neighbors to feel safe and comfortable biking. We update our Legislative Watch regularly.

Tier 1 – Bills we’re sponsoring

Bill #Author & Title or DescriptionPositionExplanationStatus
SB 932Portantino – Bikes in General PlansSponsorrequires cities to ensure that a modified circulation element additionally includes bicycle and pedestrian plans and traffic calming plans.In Senate Appropriations Committee; hearing May 16.
AB 2147Ting – Safe Street CrossingsSponsorLegalizes safe pedestrian mid-block crossingsIn Assembly Appropriations Committee; hearing May 19.

Tier 2 – Bills we’re working on

Bill #Author & Title or DescriptionPositionExplanationStatus
AB 1713Boerner Horvath – The Safety StopSupport and Request AmendmentsRequires adults on bikes to yield at stop sign-controlled intersections, instead of stop, unless stopping is necessary for safety.Awaiting a vote in the full Assembly.
AB-371Jones-Sawyer – Shared mobility devices: insurance and trackingOppose Requires bike- and scooter-share providers to install Braille insignia to aid in reporting vehicles to authorities, and requires that the provider’s insurance covers personal injury or property damage caused by the user (unlike rental car insurance requirements, for example).In Senate Committee on Insurance.
AB 2237Friedman – Sustainable Regional PlanningSupport Reprise of vetoed AB 1147In Assembly Appropriations Committee; hearing on May 19.
SB 922Wiener – CEQA ExemptionsSupport Extends environmental review exemptions for transit and active transportation infrastructure improvements. Forbids auto capacity increases.Awaiting a vote in the full Senate.
AB 1909Friedman – Bike Omnibus (Omnibike Bill)Support1. Increases access for e-bikes. 2. requires motorists to change lanes if possible to pass bikes. 3. allows bikes to go forward on a ‘walk’ sign 4. prohibits mandatory bike registrationIn Senate Transportation Committee.
AB 2336Friedman – Automated Speed Enforcement Pilot ProgramSupportEstablishes an automated speed enforcement pilot program in a few citiesIn Assembly Appropriations Committee; hearing May 19.
AB 2438Friedman – Aligning transportation funding with climate goalsSupportRequires all transportation projects funded at the local or state level to align with the California Transportation Plan and the Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure adopted by the Transportation AgencyIn Assembly Appropriations Committee; hearing May 18.
AB 2097Friedman – (Lee, Skinner, Wiener) – No auto parking minimums near transitSupportCities can’t impose automobile parking minimums on new construction within a half mile of transit.Awaiting vote of full Assembly.
AB 1778C. Garcia – Freeways in Disadvantaged CommunitiesSupportProhibits any state funds or personnel time from being used to fund or permit freeway widening projects in areas with high rates of pollution and poverty.In Assembly Appropriations Committee; hearing May 18.
AB 1919Holden – Free Student Transit PassesSupportIntent bill may removeIn Assembly Appropriations Committee; hearing May 19.
AB 1946Boerner Horvath – E-Bike Safety Training ProgramSupportRequires Caltrans to develop statewide safety standards and training programs for users of e-bikesIn Senate Transportation Committee.
AB 2028Davies – School instruction for bike and scooter safetySupportExpands permitted school bicycle safety education partnerships from law enforcement agencies in elementary and middle schools to any agency or organization at any public school.In Senate Education Committee.
SB 1079Portantino – Sound-activated enforcement devicesSupportAuthorizes cities to use sound-activated enforcement devices to capture vehicle noise levels that exceed the legal limitsAwaiting a vote in the full Senate.
AB 2264Bloom – Pedestrian crossing signalsSupportRequires Caltrans and cities to update all pedestrian control signals to operate giving a pedestrian a head start between 3 to 7 seconds to enter an intersection with a corresponding circular green signalIn Assembly Appropriations Committee; hearing May 19.
SB 1067Portantino – Automobile parking requirementsWatchIn Senate Appropriations Committee; hearing May 16.
AB 2174Chen – Treat bikes and scooters as vehicles for purposes of towing regulations.SupportAwaiting Assembly floor vote.
SB 1472Stern – Speeding and reckless drivingSupportIn Senate Appropriations Committee; hearing May 16.
SB 1230Limon – Zero-emission and near-zero emission vehicle incentive programsSupportIn Senate Appropriations Committee; hearing May 16.
AB 2746Friedman – Driving privilege: suspensionSupportIn Assembly Appropriations Committee; hearing May 18.
SB 1107Dodd – Protect California Drivers Act of 2022SupportWould protect California drivers and anyone who is injured in a vehicle collision, particularly low-income drivers. Specifically, this bill would modernize California’s outdated minimum auto financial responsibility limits (known as liability insurance) and would change our underinsured motorist law so that drivers will get the full value of the policy they paid for.In Senate Appropriations Committee; hearing May 19.
AB 1975 Nazarian – California Bus Shelter BillSupport The bill would ensure that bus and pedestrian shelter and street furniture is treated as critical and funded infrastructure asset to prioritize shade as an essential need for all Californians.In Assembly Appropriations Committee; hearing May 18.
AB 2863McCarty – Bike Parking GuidelinesSupportAwaiting Assembly floor vote.
SB 1410OpposeIn Senate Appropriations Committee; hearing May 16.