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HB 43 (BR 180) - J. Richards, T. Riner, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, D. Keene, Ji. Lee, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, C. Miller, D. Owens, T. Thompson, D. Watkins, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to personal communication devices.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to define "personal communication device"; prohibit text messaging while operating a motor vehicle; provide for specific exclusions; amend KRS 189.990 to set penalties; provide for a probationary period ending January 1, 2011, during which courtesy warnings will be issued; set fine for violation at $20 to $100 for each offense after the probationary period; exclude court costs.

HB 43 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain original provision of the bill; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to prohibit the use of a personal communication device for any person under the age of 18 while operating a motor vehicle; provide for exclusions; set fine for violation at $20-$100; exclude violation from the imposition of court costs; clarify that restrictions on texting and personal communication device use in sections 1 and 2 apply only to vehicles on the traveled portion of a roadway; amend KRS 186.452 and 186.454 to provide that a violation of the texting or personal communication device use prohibition shall add an additional 6 months onto the time a permit or intermediate license holder must wait before advancing to the next stage of graduated license.

     HFA (1, S. Riggs) - Apply the prohibitions on texting while operating a motor vehicle and minors using personal communication devices while operating a motor vehicle only when the vehicle is in motion.

     HFA (2, J. Richards) - Apply the prohibitions on texting while operating a motor vehicle and minors using personal communication devices while operating a motor vehicle only when the vehicle is in motion; specify that an operator of an emergency or public safety vehicle may use a personal communication device only when it is an essential function of the operator's duties.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Nov 4-To: Interim Joint Committee on Transportation
     Jan 5-introduced in House; to Transportation (H)
     Jan 22-posted in committee
     Jan 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 27-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 3, 2010
     Feb 3-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 4-3rd reading, passed 80-16 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Feb 5-received in Senate
     Feb 8-to Judiciary (S)

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