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SB 23/LM (BR 283) - D. Harper Angel, W. Blevins Jr., E. Tori

     AN ACT relating to personal communication devices.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to prohibit text messaging, instant messaging, and e-mailing while operating a motor vehicle; define "personal communication device"; provide for specific exclusions; amend KRS 189.990 to set penalties; provide for a probationary period ending November 1, 2010, during which courtesy warnings will be issued; set fine for violation at $100 for the first offense and not less than $100 nor more than $300 for each subsequent offense after the probationary period; set fine at not less than $200 nor more than $600 if the violation caused a motor vehicle accident.


     SCS/LM - Amend to insert provisions relating to cell phone use while driving applicable to drivers under 18 years of age and to modify the penalty provisions to specify new courtesy warning periods and fine amounts.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 5-introduced in Senate
     Jan 6-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 10-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 19-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 23, 2010; 3rd reading, passed 27-6 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 24-received in House
     Mar 25-to Judiciary (H)

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