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HB 0673 - Prohibit Distracted Driving
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: John Carson (R)
Last Action: 7/1/2018 - Effective Date
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
Senate Committee: Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation creates the offense(s) of violation of usage of a wireless telecommunications device, which prohibits the use of the device for texting, receiving or sending text, or talking on a wireless device while driving.    The fine shall be $50.00 for the first conviction; the second conviction the fine shall be $100.00; and the third offense shall be $150.00, no additional surcharges shall be assessed on any fine for distracted driving.  There is a provision that if proof is presented to the court on the first offense that the driver purchased a hands free device for future use, the charge shall be dismissed.  There is a specific exemption for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS or any public safety first responder during the performance of their duties.

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