HB 2602, a bill proposed by Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley) that would create a new law prohibiting the use of headphones while bicycling, has been pulled from the schedule of the House Judiciary Committee. As we reported last week, the bill was slated for a public hearing tomorrow (2/10).
Our friends at Eugene Bicyclist noticed the bill had been pulled from the committee agenda and inquired to Rep. Schaufler’s office about it. They got this reply from one of Schaufler’s staffers: “I do not believe there is any momentum for this bill to move forward.”
Roger Adams in Rep. Mike Schaufler’s office confirmed for us this morning that the bill was pulled from the agenda, adding, “I do not know that it’ll be rescheduled.” Adams did not cite a specific reason the bill was pulled.
This is likely the last we’ll hear about this bill. For past coverage and feedback from the community about this law proposal, see our HB 2602 story tag.
Stay tuned for more coverage of the 2011 legislative session.