Gov. Bill Ritter will sign a cyclist protection bill, Senate Bill 148, this evening at the Penrose Library in downtown Colorado Springs.
The signing event is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Merrifield and Sen. Greg Brophy, will require motorists to give cyclists at least three feet of space when passing. The bill will take effect Aug. 5.
The fine for crowding a cyclist is $110, and throwing objects at cyclists can result in a Class 2 misdemeanor charge, with a fine of $250 to $1,000 and possible jail time.
The governor will also sign six other bills:
SB 110 (Morse/Levy), Civil Rights Commission
HB 1058 (Morse/Marostica), Abandoned Military Remains
HB 1250 (Merrifield/Penry), Federal Money to Counties for School Districts
HB 1290 (Nikkel & Apuan/Harvey), Student Financial Aid National Guard
HB 1313 (Merrifield/Bacon), Expand Higher Ed Civic Engagement
HB 1334 (McCann & Apuan/Newell), Aggregate Two Theft Offenses