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SF 19th Avenue double-fine bill sent to Senate floor

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    Published Monday, August 22, 2005, by Bay City News 19th Avenue bill sent to Senate floor By Bay City News A bill to create a double-fine zone along San
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      Published Monday, August 22, 2005, by Bay City News

      19th Avenue bill sent to Senate floor

      By Bay City News

      A bill to create a double-fine zone along San Francisco's 19th Avenue
      has passed in both the state Senate Public Safety and Appropriations
      committees and is likely to receive a vote on the Senate floor by
      today.

      The bill's sponsor, Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Leland Yee, D-San
      Francisco/Daly City, attempted to push through a similar bill last
      year but that bill never made it to a floor vote.

      Assembly bill 452 would mandate a doubling of fines for illegal
      passing and overtaking, reckless and drunken driving and other serious
      moving violations on 19th Avenue between Junipero Serra Boulevard and
      Lake Street.

      There have been 13 deaths on the road since 2000.

      When Yee first entered the Legislature in 2002, he immediately began
      crafting a bill to impose the double fine, according to his spokesman,
      Adam Keigwin.

      If the bill passes the Senate, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will have 15
      days to sign the bill, which would then become law in January 2006.

      Since the stretch of road is a state highway -- state Highway 1 --
      local law enforcement does not have jurisdiction over it, Keigwin
      said. For this reason a state law is needed to make drivers slow
      down, he said.
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