A Bill To Prevent Bicycle-Related Assault
Proposed by Councilman 1Zaywill5665
The reason for this bill is to establish penalties for hitting another person with a bicycle.
BY VIRTUE OF THE COUNTY CHARTER OF STAPLETON COUNTY THE COUNCIL HEREBY ESTABLISHES THAT:
(a) “Bicycle” refers to any human-powered vehicle with two wheels.
(b) “Hit” or “hitting” refers to the intentional act of making physical contact between a bicycle and another person.
(c) “Law enforcement” refers to any authorized and sworn personnel employed by state, or local agencies responsible for enforcing laws and maintaining public order.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to hit another person with a bicycle intentionally.
(b) This offense includes but is not limited to, striking a person with a bicycle in a manner that causes injury or poses a threat of harm.
(c) This offense shall be classified as a Class C misdemeanor under Chapter 2: Crimes Against the Person.
(d) A person found guilty of this violation for the first time shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $150.
(e) A person found guilty of this violation for the second time shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $300.
(f) A person found guilty of this violation for the third and subsequent offenses shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $300 and imprisonment for a term not exceeding 300 seconds.
All law enforcement agencies are mandated to enforce this law.
Upon passage of the Stapleton County Council and signature by the County Executive, this bill shall be effective as County law immediately.
Respectfully submitted to the Stapleton County Council by: