HB-4160, As Passed House, May 18, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSTITUTE FOR

 

HOUSE BILL NO. 4160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

 

"Michigan vehicle code,"

 

by amending section 676b (MCL 257.676b).

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     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 regulations.

 

     (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 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 authority may enact or enforce an ordinance that

 

prohibits the activity described in subsection (2).

 

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

 

organization" means a nonprofit organization that is recognized by

 

this state or the United States government.


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.