Status Summary

Passed out of the Senate. Passed out of the House on Apr 12. Senate refused to concur in House amendments, House receded from amendments, and Senate concurred on Apr 20.

Legislative Session

2017

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rivers

This bill revises distracted driving provisions with regard to portable electronic devices by adding a new section that states a person who uses a personal electronic device while driving a motor vehicle on a public highway is guilty of a traffic infraction and must pay a fine.

Substitute SB 5289: Creates a new traffic infraction, beginning January 1, 2018, that prohibits a person from using a personal electronic device while driving a motor vehicle on a public highway. Applies to holding a device in either hand, and also the use of a hand or finger to compose, send, read, view, access, browse, transmit, save, or retrieve email, text messages, instant messages, photographs, or other electronic data

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