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Safe Passing Passes Full Senate, Vote is 28-2!

April 22, 2009

Great Job! and thank you for all of your support.  This is a partial post from the TBC website from yesterday.  Leslie Luciano, our community and advocacy representative will give you the full report later today.
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The 2009 Safe Passing Bill, Senate Bill 488 was passed today by the Texas State Senate by a vote of 28-2

Over the last two weeks, BikeTexas has been working with Senators Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) and Dan Patrick (R-Houston) and their staff to craft language that would address Senator Patrick’s concerns while still preserving the safety benefits of the bill. This afternoon, Senator Ellis reintroduced the bill and Senator Patrick then offered a floor amendment to substitute the compromise language. Senator Ellis accepted the amendment, and the bill passed with 28 voting yes and 2 voting no.

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