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HB 874 Handheld personal communications devices; holding devices while driving a motor vehicle.

Introduced by: Jeffrey M. Bourne | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Holding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text message and manually entering letters or text in such a device as a means of communicating and (ii) holding a personal communications device while driving in a work zone. The bill expands the exemptions to include handheld personal communications devices that are being held and used (a) as an amateur radio or a citizens band radio or (b) for official Department of Transportation or traffic incident management services. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021. This bill incorporates HB 377, HB 387, HB 512, and HB 1672. This bill is identical to SB 160.


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