By Alex DobuzinskisPublished November 21, 2016 12:19AMSTARTING TODAY:In an election year that’s been marred by partisan fights, Oregon’s first adult bicycle-safety law passed on a voice vote, clearing the way for all Oregonians to wear helmets and getting around the state without risking being cited.
In doing so, Oregon will become the first state in the country to adopt a mandatory helmet law, with a deadline of January 1, 2021.
It will be the first such law in the nation to apply to all bicycles.
The law goes into effect immediately, effective immediately, and will take effect as of January 11, 2021 at 11:59pm local time.
The deadline for businesses to adopt helmets is January 12, 2021, but businesses with fewer than 15 employees will have until December 31, 2021 to comply.
The bill, authored by State Sen. Jeff Kruse, a Republican, and State Sen