Last Thursday (Feb 2), the first committee hearing occurred. It was covered in the AZ Republic at http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/2012/02/02/20120202arizona-bill-may-loosen-rules-cyclists.html . Some of the testimony given exaggerated the size and cohesiveness cycling groups. Despite this and other questionable wording, the bill passed the first round and was hailed as a "Victory" for cycling by several groups.
Attached is my personal position on the subject, and I urge ABC Board and general members to weigh in so that we can publish an ABC opinion.