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HB 1811 Handheld personal communications devices; use while driving.

Introduced by: Christopher E. Collins | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)

Use of handheld personal communications devices while driving. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits only the reading of any email or text message and manually entering letters or text in such a device as a means of communicating. The bill expands the exemptions to include handheld personal communications devices that are being held and used (i) as an amateur radio or a citizens band radio; or (ii) for official Department of Transportation or traffic incident management services.


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