This bill passed the House by a slim margin (39 to 33) and is expected to be controversial in the Senate; just a few phone calls / emails from supportive constituents can make a difference today.
I just got off the phone with the Senate offices and it looks like H.B. 155 is currently in committee there. Assuming the committee approves it, the ordinance will be read into the Senate as soon as tomorrow and will be voted on shortly.
All you need to do to make a difference is email or call your senator (or go through the whole list if youâ€™re feeling particularly helpful). They welcome contact from the people they represent at any of the email addresses or phone numbers listed here (Even if it is a cell number, please feel free to call. They have chosen to list that number publicly for you to do so. Seriously.)
When emailing or writing, it is okay to keep it short. Just tell them that you would like to see them support ordinance H.B. 155 and explain why you are in favor. It only takes a couple of minutes to make a big difference.
For more information about H.B. 155, read the detailed write-up Zac did earlier this week. And, check out these “Idaho Stop” law articles from Salt Lake City Weekly, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Deseret News, and Treehugger.
Letâ€™s make Utah an amazing place for cycling!