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