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HB 0247 - Uniform rules of the road; commission of an offense of distracted driving; provide for penalties

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: John Carson (R)
Last Action: 1/10/2022 - Senate - Senate Recommitted
House Committee: Public Safety and Homeland Security
Senate Committee: Public Safety
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 247 amends Chapter 6 of Title 40 of the OCGA to change discretionary fines to uniform fines in distracted driving offenses. The bill additionally removes a provision that allowed first offenders to show the court that they obtained a device designed to help them drive with focus and be deemed not guilty as a result. 

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