L.O Report March
In Lansing: Things to watch
Traffic regulation; traveling in extreme left-hand lane
The driver may exceed the
speed limit by no more than 10 miles per hour
The driver may only exceed
the speed limit during the period of time that he or she is overtaking and passing the other vehicle as described in subsection
(1) and for no longer than 10 seconds after he or she has safely overtaken and passed the other vehicle
Only on a portion of a highway
that is not within the limits of a village or city or within a school zone
Speed restrictions when passing
Upon a roadway having 2
or more lanes for travel in 1 direction, the driver of a vehicle in the extreme left-hand lane shall not continue to operate
their vehicle in that lane if they know or reasonable should know that they are being overtaken in that lane.
Eliminate the requirement that emergency lights be mounted on the roof of an authorized emergency vehicle.
Side note: A bill is being introduced that allows you to warm up your car
in your driveway without being ticketed.
Allowed paperless registration and proof of insurance
Extend driver license renewals from 4 years to 8 years
Vehicle registration fees exempt senior citizens from increases
Operating a motor vehicle without valid driver license; increase penalties and require policy officers to take certain actions.
Shall immediately confiscate
the motor vehicle’s registration plate and notify the Secretary of State through the law enforcement information network
that the registration plate was confiscated.
Must be held for a period
of 10 days after the confiscation and unless the owner of the vehicle provides proof within that 10-day period that the vehicle
is insured shall be destroyed.
– Absentee voter; issue upon voter’s request without requiring justification.
– Automatic voter registration when receiving driver license or identification card.
Establish English as the official state language.
May 31st – Freedom Rally at the Capitol Steps and Noon
For more details, see the Legislative Days & Events for 2017 following this report.
L.O., ABATE Region