Mass Transit - As enacted, revises the present law provisions governing overtaking on the right in regard to the operation of mass transit buses on shoulders and rights-of-way. - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 9; Title 54; Title 55; Title 64 and Title 65.
Companion bill has been assigned Public Chapter Number 967 by the Secretary of State.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
  • Video
  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For HB2022Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 96705/02/2016
    Comp. SB subst.04/11/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/11/2016
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/11/201604/06/2016
    Sponsor(s) withdrawn.04/06/2016
    Reset on cal. for 4/11/201604/06/2016
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/6/201603/31/2016
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 3/31/201603/30/2016
    Sponsor(s) withdrawn.03/24/2016
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee03/22/2016
    Placed on cal. Finance, Ways & Means Committee for 3/22/201603/16/2016
    Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee03/16/2016
    Placed on s/c cal Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee for 3/16/201603/09/2016
    Action Def. in s/c Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee to 3/16/201603/09/2016
    Placed on s/c cal Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee for 3/9/201603/02/2016
    Assigned to s/c Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee03/02/2016
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee03/01/2016
    Placed on cal. Transportation Committee for 3/1/201602/24/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/24/2016
    Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Transportation Committee02/24/2016
    Placed on s/c cal Transportation Subcommittee for 2/24/201602/17/2016
    Action Def. in s/c Transportation Subcommittee to 2/24/201602/17/2016
    Placed on s/c cal Transportation Subcommittee for 2/17/201602/10/2016
    Action Def. in s/c Transportation Subcommittee to 2/17/201602/10/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/08/2016
    Placed on s/c cal Transportation Subcommittee for 2/10/201602/03/2016
    Assigned to s/c Transportation Subcommittee01/27/2016
    P2C, ref. to Transportation Committee01/25/2016
    Intro., P1C.01/21/2016
    Filed for intro.01/20/2016
    Actions For SB1953Date
    Pub. Ch. 96705/02/2016
    Effective date(s) 04/27/201605/02/2016
    Signed by Governor.04/27/2016
    Transmitted to Governor for action.04/21/2016
    Signed by H. Speaker04/20/2016
    Signed by Senate Speaker04/20/2016
    Enrolled and ready for signatures04/19/2016
    Concurred, Ayes 29, Nays 1 (Amendment 3 - HA1152)04/18/2016
    Concurred, Ayes 30, Nays 0 (Amendment 2 - HA0963)04/18/2016
    Placed on Senate Message Calendar calendar for 4/18/201604/15/2016
    Passed H., as am., Ayes 82, Nays 10, PNV 104/11/2016
    Am. withdrawn. (Amendment 1 - HA0658)04/11/2016
    H. adopted am. (Amendment 3 - HA1152)04/11/2016
    H. adopted am. (Amendment 2 - HA0963)04/11/2016
    Move to Heel04/11/2016
    Subst. for comp. HB.04/11/2016
    Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.03/24/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/23/2016
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to House03/23/2016
    Passed Senate as amended, Ayes 26, Nays 403/23/2016
    Amendment withdrawn. (Amendment 1 - SA0542)03/23/2016
    Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 2 - SA0762)03/23/2016
    Move to Heel03/23/2016
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 3/23/201603/21/2016
    Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 10, Nays 0 PNV 103/15/2016
    Placed on Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee calendar for 3/15/201603/09/2016
    Action deferred in Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee to 3/15/201603/08/2016
    Placed on Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee calendar for 3/8/201603/02/2016
    Action deferred in Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee to 3/8/201603/01/2016
    Placed on Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee calendar for 3/1/201602/24/2016
    Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee Voice Vote Ayes 9, Nays 0 PNV 002/17/2016
    Placed on Senate Transportation and Safety Committee calendar for 2/17/201602/09/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/08/2016
    Action deferred in Senate Transportation and Safety Committee to 2/17/201602/08/2016
    Placed on Senate Transportation and Safety Committee calendar for 2/8/201602/02/2016
    Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Transportation and Safety Committee01/25/2016
    Introduced, Passed on First Consideration01/21/2016
    Filed for introduction01/20/2016
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA0658Amendment 1-1 to HB2022Fiscal Memo for HA0658 (12889)  
    HA0963Amendment 2-1 to HB2022Fiscal Memo for HA0963 (14049)  
    HA1152Amendment 3- to HB2022 
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0542Amendment 1-1 to SB1953Fiscal Memo for SA0542 (12279)  Fiscal Memo for SA0542 (12279)  
    SA0762Amendment 2-1 to SB1953Fiscal Memo for SA0762 (13572)  

    NOTE: Each fiscal memorandum applies only to the amendment(s) identified in the memorandum. The fiscal memorandum must be matched to any amendments that have been adopted.

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  • Fiscal Summary

    Other Fiscal Impact - To the extent the Department of Transportation undertakes a mass transit project pursuant to the provisions of this bill; one-time costs for development and construction are reasonably estimated to exceed $1,000,000; and recurring costs for operation and maintenance are reasonably estimated to exceed $100,000. Depending on the specifics of any given project undertaken, the costs could be funded with various combinations of federal, state, and local funding. The timing for any such expenditure is unknown. In addition, and to the extent user fees could be charged, some portion or all expenditures incurred could be recaptured.


    Bill Summary

    This bill authorizes the department of transportation to:

    (1) Construct and operate a mass transit system on the shoulder of any highway or right-of-way on the state system of highways or the state system of interstate highways;
    (2) Enter into a contractual agreement with one or more public transportation providers to operate the mass transit system; and
    (3) In constructing or operating, or causing to be constructed or operated, a mass transit system on the shoulder of any highway or right-of-way on the state system of highways or the state system of interstate highways:
    (A) Consult with the federal highway administration regarding any federal review process needed to receive approval from the federal highway administration to implement the system;
    (B) Identify sources of funding, including federal grants, for construction and operation of the system;
    (C) Consult with, and request assistance from, metropolitan planning organizations and rural planning organizations for the region, local and regional
    transit authorities, and the affected counties and cities located along the affected highway or right-of-way; and
    (D) Establish procedures necessary for the safety of passengers on the system and in vehicles operating on the main traveled way of the adjacent highway or right-of-way, including establishing a maximum speed limit of the system, limiting the use of the shoulder during peak traffic periods, and installing signs indicating the shoulder is reserved for exclusive use by the system.

    ON MARCH 23, 2016, THE SENATE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #2 AND PASSED SENATE BILL 1953, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #2 rewrites this bill and revises the present law provisions governing overtaking on the right.

    PRESENT LAW

    Under present law, the driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
    (1) When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
    (2) Upon a street or highway with unobstructed pavement not occupied by parked vehicles of sufficient width for two or more lines of moving vehicles in each direction; and
    (3) Upon a one-way street, or upon any roadway on which traffic is restricted to one direction of movement, where the roadway is free from obstructions and of sufficient width for two or more lines of moving vehicles.

    The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting that movement in safety. In no event may the movement be made by driving off the pavement or main-traveled portion of the roadway.

    Generally under present law, a violation of a rule of the road, such as the one above, is a Class C misdemeanor.

    THIS AMENDMENT

    This amendment adds to present law authorization for the driver of a bus operated by or for a publicly owned transit agency to overtake and pass a vehicle upon the right when operating on the shoulder or right-of-way of any highway on the state system of highways, including interstate highways, when authorized by the department of transportation. Except for authorized emergency vehicles, the operation of a vehicle on the shoulder or right-of-way of a state highway other than a bus authorized by the department is an offense punishable as a Class C misdemeanor.

    This amendment authorizes the department to promulgate rules to effectuate the purposes of this amendment, including establishing procedures for authorizing the operation of a bus on the shoulder or right-of-way and regulations for ensuring the safety of passengers on a bus and in vehicles operating on the main traveled way of the adjacent highway or right-of-way, such as establishing a maximum speed limit of a bus, limiting the use of the shoulder or right-of-way during peak traffic periods, and installing signs indicating the shoulder or right-of-way is reserved for exclusive use by a bus.

    ON APRIL 11, 2016, THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTED SENATE BILL 1953 FOR HOUSE BILL 2022, ADOPTED AMENDMENTS #2 AND #3, AND PASSED SENATE BILL 1953, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #2 specifies that for purposes of this bill, "bus" does not include a school bus. This amendment requires the department of transportation, by March 1, 2019, to submit a detailed report to the transportation and safety committee of the senate and the transportation committee of the house on the status of any shoulder or right-of-way under construction, or being planned for construction or improvement and of any current or planned operation of buses on a shoulder or right-of-way in accordance with this amendment.

    AMENDMENT #3 authorizes the department to take any action to obtain federal, state, or local assistance for any aspect of implementation of a program to allow a bus to utilize the shoulder or right-of-way of a state highway as provided in this bill.

  • FiscalNote for HB2022/SB1953 filed under HB2022
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    House moved to substitute and conform to SB1953

    SB1953 by Yarbro - FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/11/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................82
              Noes...............................................10

              Representatives voting aye were: Akbari, Alexander, Armstrong, Beck, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Camper, Carr, Casada, Casada, Clemmons, Coley, Cooper, Daniel, Doss, Dunlap, Dunn, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Forgety, Gilmore, Gravitt, Halford, Hardaway, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Jernigan, Johnson, Johnson, Jones, Keisling, Lamberth, Lollar, Love, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Miller, Mitchell, Moody, Parkinson, Pitts, Pody, Powell, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Rogers, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton J, Shaw, Shepard, Smith, Sparks, Spivey, Stewart, Swann, Towns, Travis, Turner, Weaver, White M, Windle, Wirgau, Zachary, Mr. Speaker Harwell -- 82.
              Representatives voting no were: Carter, Durham, Goins, Kane, Kumar, Littleton, McCormick, McCormick, Reedy, VanHuss, Williams -- 10.

              HB2022 by Beck - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/6/2016 3/31/2016
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB2022 by Beck - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE:
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee 3/22/2016
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep(s). Carter, Lynn, Todd requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB2022 by Beck - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee 3/16/2016
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB2022 by Beck - HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee 3/1/2016
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep(s). Smith requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB2022 by Beck - HOUSE TRANSPORTATION SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Transportation Committee 2/24/2016
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    SB1953 by Yarbro - FLOOR VOTE: CONCUR IN HOUSE AMEND# 3 4/18/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................29
              Noes................................................1

              Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Bell, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Green, Gresham, Haile, Harper, Harris, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, Massey, McNally, Norris, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Stevens, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Yarbro, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 29.
              Senators voting no were: Overbey -- 1.

    SB1953 by Yarbro - FLOOR VOTE: CONCUR IN HOUSE AMEND# 2 4/18/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................30
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Bell, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Green, Gresham, Haile, Harper, Harris, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, Massey, McNally, Niceley, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Stevens, Tate, Tracy, Yager, Yarbro, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 30.

    SB1953 by Yarbro - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION AMENDED 3/23/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................26
              Noes................................................4

              Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Haile, Harper, Harris, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Ketron, Kyle, Massey, McNally, Niceley, Norris, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Yarbro, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 26.
              Senators voting no were: Beavers, Gardenhire, Kelsey, Overbey -- 4.

    SB1953 by Yarbro - SENATE FINANCE, WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 10, Nays 0 PNV 1 3/15/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................10
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Dickerson, Haile, Harper, Hensley, Ketron, McNally, Norris, Stevens, Tate, Watson, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 10.

    SB1953 by Yarbro - TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee Voice Vote Ayes 9, Nays 0 PNV 0 2/17/2016
    Failed
              Ayes................................................0
              Noes................................................0