Transportation Committee – Week 2, 2020


SF 389 – Vehicles in left lane

SF 389 prohibits a vehicle from operating in the left-most lane when the driver knows that another vehicle is overtaking them from the rear. Exceptions are given to emergency or road maintenance vehicles and to all vehicles when traffic conditions, weather, obstructions or hazards make it necessary to operate in the left-most lane. The bill applies to operating motor vehicles on roads with two or more lanes traveling in one direction. A violation is punishable by a $100 fine.
[1/21: short form (No: Kinney)]

SF 2009 – Special Minor’s Permit

SF 2009 allows a person issued a special minor’s permit who attends a public school to drive 50 miles from the point of origin to the destination. Licensees who attend a nonpublic school currently operate under a similar 50-mile restriction. The bill strikes a provision that the school activity must be in a school district contiguous to where the student is enrolled.
[1/21: short form]

SSB 3001 – License exemptions for agriculture

SSB 3001 – Current law exempts those driving farm tractors and implements of husbandry to nearby or adjacent farmland from driver’s license requirements. The bill strikes the “nearby or adjacent” requirement from Iowa Code.
[1/21: short form]