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H 3365 - Makes it illegal to use a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Christopher Hart (D)
Last Action: 1/21/2015 - House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.S.McLeod
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes it illegal to operate a motor vehicle while using a cellular phone, pager, personal digital assistant device or other wireless communications device without a hands free option.

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H 3365 General Bill, By Hart and M.S. McLeod
Summary: Wireless communication devices
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3895 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE, PAGER, PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT DEVICE, OR ANOTHER WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE THAT IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A HANDS-FREE MECHANISM, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION.
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01/20/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 19)
01/20/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 19)
01/21/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.S.McLeod



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