HB-4160, As Passed House, July 12, 2017

HB-4160, As Passed Senate, June 28, 2017






























     A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled


"Michigan vehicle code,"


by amending section 676b (MCL 257.676b).




     Sec. 676b. (1) A Subject to subsection (2), a person, without


authority, shall not block, obstruct, impede, or otherwise


interfere with the normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic


upon a public street or highway in this state, by means of a


barricade, object, or device, or with his or her person. This


section shall does not apply to persons maintaining, rearranging,


or constructing public utility facilities in or adjacent to a


street or highway.


     (2) Subsection (1) and any provision of the Michigan


Administrative Code that prohibits a person from standing in a


roadway other than a limited access highway for the purpose of


soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any


vehicle do not apply to a person who is soliciting contributions on


behalf of a charitable or civic organization during daylight hours,


if all of the following are satisfied:


     (a) The charitable or civic organization complies with


applicable local government regulations. A local government may


enact or enforce regulations restricting, but not prohibiting, the


activity described in this subsection.


     (b) The charitable or civic organization maintains at least


$500,000.00 in liability insurance.


     (c) The person is 18 years of age or older.


     (d) The person is wearing high-visibility safety apparel that


meets current American standards promulgated by the International


Safety Equipment Association.


     (e) The portion of the roadway upon which the solicitation


occurs is not a work zone and is within an intersection where


traffic control devices are present.


     (3) A local government or road authority that has jurisdiction


over a roadway upon which solicitation occurs as described in


subsection (2) is not liable for any claim for damages arising out


of the use of the roadway as described in subsection (2).


     (4) (2) A person who violates this section is responsible for


a civil infraction.


     (5) A local government that, on the effective date of the

amendatory act that added this subsection, has enacted or is


enforcing regulations that are prohibited under subsection (2)(a)


shall bring those regulations into compliance with subsection


(2)(a) no later than 60 days after the effective date of the


amendatory act that added this subsection.


     (6) As used in this section, "charitable or civic


organization" means a nonprofit organization that is qualified


under section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the internal revenue code,


26 USC 501, or a veterans' organization that has tax-exempt status


under the internal revenue code.