House Bill No. 5740
               House Bill No. 5740

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-165


AN  ACT  CONCERNING   THE  RIGHTS  AND  DUTIES  OF
BICYCLISTS.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. (NEW)  A surcharge shall be imposed
equivalent to one  hundred  per  cent  of the fine
established  or  imposed   for   a   violation  of
subsection (e) of  section 14-242, section 14-245,
14-246a, 14-247 or 14-247a of the general statutes
for such violation  when  the  driver of a vehicle
fails to grant  or  yield  the  right-of-way  to a
person riding a  bicycle,  as  defined  in section
14-286 of the general statutes, as amended.
    Sec. 2. Subsection  (b)  of  section 13b-61 of
the general statutes,  as  amended by section 2 of
public act 97-309,  is  repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b)   Notwithstanding   any    provision    of
subsection (a) of  this  section  to the contrary,
there  shall  be   paid   promptly  to  the  State
Treasurer and thereupon,  unless  required  to  be
applied  by the  terms  of  any  lien,  pledge  or
obligation created by  or  pursuant  to  the  1954
declaration, part III (C) of chapter 240, credited
to the Special Transportation Fund:
    (1) On and  after  July  1,  1984,  all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account  of,  or derived from, sections
12-458, AS AMENDED, and 12-479, provided the State
Comptroller is authorized  to record as revenue to
the General Fund  for  the fiscal year ending June
30, 1984, the  amount  of tax levied in accordance
with said sections  12-458 and 12-479, on all fuel
sold or used  prior to the end of said fiscal year
and which tax  is  received no later than July 31,
1984;
    (2) On and  after  July  1,  1984,  all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account  of,  or  derived  from,  motor
vehicle receipts;
    (3) On and  after  July  1,  1984,  all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof  on  account  of,  or  derived  from,  (A)
subsection (a) of  section  14-192 and (B) royalty
payments for retail  sales of gasoline pursuant to
section 13a-80;
    (4) On and  after  July  1,  1985,  all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account  of,  or derived from, license,
permit and fee  revenues  as  defined  in  section
13b-59, except as  provided  under subdivision (3)
of this subsection;
    (5) On or  after  July  1,  1989,  all  moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account  of,  or  derived from, section
13b-70;
    (6)  On  and   after   July   1,   1984,   all
transportation-related  federal  revenues  of  the
state;
    (7) On and  after  July  1,  1997,  all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account of or derived from fees for the
relocation of a  gasoline  station  under  section
14-320;
    (8) On and  after  July  1,  1997,  all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account  of  or  derived  from, section
14-319;
    (9) On and  after  July  1,  1997,  all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof  on  account   of  or  derived  from  fees
collected pursuant to  section  14-327b  for motor
fuel quality registration of distributors;
    (10) On and  after  July  1,  1997, all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof  on  account   or   derived   from  annual
registration fees for  motor  fuel  dispensers and
weighing or measuring  devices pursuant to section
43-3;
    (11) On and  after  July  1,  1997, all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account  or  derived  from fees for the
issuance of identity  cards  pursuant  to  section
1-1h;
    (12) On and  after  July  1,  1997, all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account  of or derived from safety fees
pursuant to subsection  (w)  of  section 14-49, AS
AMENDED;
    (13) On and  after  July  1,  1997, all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account  of  or  derived from late fees
for the emissions  inspection  of  motor  vehicles
pursuant to subsection  (g)  of  section  14-164c;
[and]
    (14) On and  after  July  1,  1997, all moneys
received or collected  by the state or any officer
thereof on account  of or derived from the sale of
information by the  Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
pursuant  to subsection  (b)  of  section  14-50a;
[shall be credited  to  the Special Transportation
Fund] AND
    (15) ON AND  AFTER  THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
ACT, ALL MONEYS  RECEIVED  BY  THE  STATE  OR  ANY
OFFICER THEREOF ON  ACCOUNT  OF  OR  DERIVED  FROM
SECTION 1 OF THIS ACT.
    Sec. 3. Subsection  (a)  of section 14-286b of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) Every person  operating  a  bicycle upon a
roadway shall ride  as  near  to the right side of
the roadway as  practicable,  [exercising due care
when passing a  standing vehicle or one proceeding
in the same  direction]  EXCEPT  WHEN (1) MAKING A
LEFT TURN PURSUANT  TO  SUBSECTION  (b) OF SECTION
14-241, (2) OVERTAKING AND PASSING ANOTHER VEHICLE
PROCEEDING IN THE  SAME  DIRECTION, (3) OVERTAKING
AND PASSING PEDESTRIANS,  PARKED VEHICLES, ANIMALS
OR OBSTRUCTIONS ON  THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY,
AND (4) WHEN  THE  RIGHT  SIDE  OF  THE HIGHWAY IS
CLOSED  TO TRAFFIC  WHILE  UNDER  CONSTRUCTION  OR
REPAIR.

Approved June 4, 1998